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Staff Sergeant Randy FinchamStaff Sergeant Randy Fincham
Media Spokesperson

Staff Sergeant Fincham was born in Burnaby and raised in Richmond. Following high school, he attended Kwantlen College and Simon Fraser University, where he obtained a certificate in criminology.

Randy joined the VPD in September of 1997. He began his career in District One, the West End and central business district. He was a bicycle patrol officer, a member of the Crowd Control Unit and a Field Trainer.

In July of 2002, Randy was selected for the Emergency Response Team, where he was responsible for developing, briefing and executing operational plans to resolve critical incidents. During his time in ERT, he was an instructor and mentored members of the Vancouver Police Department and other municipal police agencies at the Justice Institute of British Columbia. While with the Emergency Response Team, he received a Chief Constables Unit Citation.

In 2008, Randy went back to patrol, working in District Three, the southeast area of Vancouver. He joined the Robbery / Assault / Arson Unit in March 2009.

In October of 2009, Randy was seconded to the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU) as a Team Commander, where he was responsible for supervising the 2010 Olympic Torch Relay Security Team during the Olympic Torch’s 45,000 kilometre journey across Canada.

Following the Olympics, in February of 2010, Randy returned to an investigative role with the Major Crime Section, where he continued to coach and mentor fellow officers as an investigator and acting sergeant.

Randy was promoted to the rank of sergeant in June 2011 and worked in District Three, before joining the Public Affairs Section as a Media Spokesperson in July 2012. In July of 2016, he was promoted to Staff Sergeant.

In his spare time, Randy has been an active member of the Vancouver Police Soccer and Service Club for 14 years, playing soccer and organizing resources, planning finances, coaching, and delivering community programs.


Brian MontagueActing Sergeant Brian Montague
Media Spokesperson

Born and raised in Vancouver, Constable Brian Montague joined the Vancouver Police Department in March 1994.

After graduating from the academy, he patrolled the Downtown Eastside for the next four years. In 1999, he was assigned to the Drug Enforcement and Education Team.

He returned to patrol duties in 2001 where he worked in the downtown core of the city for two years before taking a position with the Integrated Sexual Predator Observation Team. The team monitored sexual offenders after they were released from jail, arrested them if they violated their parole, and stepped in if they seemed likely to re-offend. This was the beginning of many years spent in various covert units.

In 2008, Constable Montague joined the Investigation Section of the Vancouver Police as a detective and acting sergeant with the Identity Theft Unit. He targeted individuals and groups who were responsible for the theft of personal information to impersonate their victims.

Brian's investigative and leadership experience led to a placement with the Integrated Riot Investigation Team. He was one of many detectives tasked to identify, locate, and arrest those responsible for the destruction that occurred in Vancouver after Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup finals.

In May 2012, Constable Montague joined the Public Affairs Section as a Media Relations Officer.

Jason DoucetteConstable Jason Doucette
Media Spokesperson

Constable Doucette was raised on the East Coast of Canada, before moving to Vancouver in 1993. He attended Douglas College, where he received a diploma in criminology. In 2000, he completed a bachelor of arts degree with a joint major in criminology and psychology at Simon Fraser University.

Jason joined the Vancouver Police Department in February 2001. After graduating from the JIBC, he patrolled the west side of Vancouver, and then the Downtown Business District.

Jason was selected to join a surveillance team in 2004 and spent the next three years focusing on property crime, the open-air drug market, and problem premises.

In 2007, he became a detective in the Investigative Section, spending the next six years investigating serious crimes as a member of the VPD’s General Investigations Unit and the Major Crime Robbery / Assault Unit, as well as the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit – BC, and the RCMP’s Federal Serious Organized Crime Unit.

Jason returned to patrol in June 2014 in the Downtown core until joining the Public Affairs Unit as a Media Relations Officer in September 2016.

Jason has received several awards for his police work, including a Chief’s Commendation for the arrest of a bank robber, and Inspector’s Commendations for another arrest of a serial bank robber, and for his part in a million-dollar drug seizure.

In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his family.

Anne-Marie ClarkConstable Anne-Marie Clark
Social Media Officer

Constable Anne-Marie Clark was born and raised in Duncan, BC. After high school, she attended Vancouver Island University, followed by Royal Roads University, where she earned a bachelor of commerce degree, majoring in entrepreneurial management and e-commerce.

In 2004, she moved from Vancouver Island to Vancouver to pursue her dream of a career in policing.

Anne-Marie joined the Vancouver Police Department at the end of February 2006. After graduating from the police academy, she spent the first two years of her career working in District One (the Granville Entertainment District, the West End, and the Central Business District). She then moved on to District Two, which includes East Vancouver and the Downtown Eastside.

From 2013 to 2016, Anne-Marie worked exclusively patrolling the Downtown Eastside as a member of the Beat Enforcement Team. She became a field training officer and had the opportunity to help train multiple recruits.

In March of 2016, Anne-Marie began working in the Public Affairs Section as the Social Media Officer and back-up Media Spokesperson.

Anne-Marie received a Chief Constable's Commendation for her part in helping to safely deliver twin babies that were born in Oppenheimer Park near Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

When she is not working, Anne-Marie enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her dogs.

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