The Vancouver Police Board is pleased to announce that it has granted a request from Chief Constable Jim Chu to extend his contract until August 2017.
Jim Chu became Chief in August 2007 when he signed a five year contract. In 2010, it was extended by the Police Board to August 2015. It will now run to August 2017.
“Chief Jim Chu’s leadership has contributed immensely to Vancouver’s progress towards the goal of becoming the safest major city in North America, including a record low homicide rate,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson, Chair of the Vancouver Police Board.
“His ongoing service will support the VPD and its officers in continuing their strong record of crime reduction, and I look forward to continuing our work together to make Vancouver an even safer community in which to visit, work, live and raise a family.”
“I am proud and honoured to be Chief and I would like to thank the Police Board for their support of myself and the entire VPD,” said Chief Chu.