Superintendent Steve EelySuperintendent Steve Eely was raised in Richmond, BC. He graduated from Richmond Senior Secondary School and Douglas College’s Criminal Justice Program. After joining the VPD, Superintendent Eely completed a bachelor of arts degree in criminology at Simon Fraser University and a Management Certificate in Human Resource Management through the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Superintendent Eely and his wife, Connie, are raising two teenaged children.

Superintendent Eely began his career with the VPD in 1989. As a constable, he served in multiple patrol teams, Detention Services, and the Emergency Response Team. Steve was promoted in 2002, and as a sergeant, he was assigned to the Planning, Research and Audit Section, Human Resources, Patrol, the District 2 Property Crime Team, and the Emergency Response Team.

Steve was promoted to staff sergeant in 2008, and served in District 2 as an operational staff sergeant and acting inspector. He was promoted to the rank of inspector in 2010. As an inspector, Steve served in the Tactical Support Section, Car 10, the Professional Standards Section, and as the District 4 Commander. He was promoted to Superintendent in 2015 and is currently assigned to South Command – Operations Division.

While assigned to Planning, Research and Audit, Superintendent Eely completed the Core Services Review to examine and prioritize VPD services during a significant vacancy crisis.

In Human Resources, he played a lead role in the revision of all sworn position profiles, delivery of the Performance Development program, development of the Exempt Employee Appeal Process and the Balancing Patrol initiative.

With the Emergency Response Team he played key roles in the enhancement of Immediate Rapid Deployment training and the creation of the Training, Equipment and Tactics Committee.

Within District 2, he delivered an informative parole revocation training initiative and stepped forward prior to and during the Olympics as a long-term acting inspector. He effectively managed this challenging district during periods of unprecedented demand and coordinated local and Integrated Security Unit resources during the Olympics to apply unique emergency powers under the Liquor Control and Licensing Act.

While assigned to District 4, Superintendent Eely resolved a number of high-profile crime concerns, including serial sexual assaults along the Cambie Street corridor and a multi-million-dollar residential break-and-enter trend. Superintendent Eely also worked with stakeholders in and around social housing locations to improve accountability, client selection protocols, physical design, and inter-agency cooperation.

While assigned to South Command, Superintendent Eely led the VPD’s response to “Access without Fear,” the delivery of the Geodash Predictive Policing Pilot project, Operation Vanguard, and he established a unique partnership with MedicAlert to better care for Vancouver’s vulnerable citizens.

Superintendent Eely has accrued significant experience as a Critical Incident Commander and is Gold Command certified. He currently chairs the Commendation Board, the Uniform Committee, the Shifting Committee, and the Musqueam Liaison Committee. Superintendent Eely is also a Strategic Plan Champion and a member of the Transit and Jurisdictional Police Protocol Committee. He has been decorated with ten high-level commendations, including a Lieutenant Governor’s Merit Award for Bravery.

South Command - Operations Division

Superintendent Steve Eely is in charge of South Command in the Operations Division.

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