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Deputy Chief Constable Warren Lemcke

Superintedent Warren LemckeIn April 2010, Superintendent Lemcke was promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief in command of the Investigation Division. Previous to that, he was assigned as Superintendent in Operations North Division, where he led all uniform functions and community responses in the north region of Vancouver. In September of 2012, Deputy Chief Lemcke was transferred to the Support Services Division, where he was assigned until July of 2015 when he took over command of the Operations Division.

His previous career assignments included the Inspector in charge of Patrol District One and assignments prior to that were as Inspector in charge of the Beat Enforcement Team and Inspector in charge of the Vancouver Police Department Facilities Section.

He has worked in all four districts as a patrol constable and sergeant, and spent several years as a Traffic Enforcement constable, and walking the Granville Beat. He has been assigned to a community policing centre and was the coordinator for the Department's Community Policing Centre Program. He was also assigned as an investigator in the Internal Investigation Section.

Deputy Lemcke was designated as a Public Order Commander receiving training in this field in the United Kingdom.

Deputy Lemcke has a certificate in Administrative Management and has completed numerous other courses, including the Major Case Management course, and the Incident Command Systems 100- 200- and 300- courses. He is one of only a few Canadian police officers to complete the NYPD Internal Investigators’ course. In 2011, he was invested by the Governor General as an "Officer" of the Order of Merit of Police Services.

Operations Division

DCC Warren Lemcke leads the VPD's Operations Division.

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