Chief Neil Dubord joins the Delta Police Department on June 29, 2015 after three years as Chief of the Metro Vancouver Transit Police and 25 years with the Edmonton Police Service where he was the Deputy Chief in charge of Community Policing Bureau.
Chief Dubord brings to the Delta Police a career of working closely with the community. Some of his career highlights include the development and implementation of Community Action Teams, the management of the Neighborhood Empowerment Team, implementation of “The Spirit has No Colour” a cultural competence programs in support of police working in diverse communities and the advancement of a community based service delivery model.
Dubord is recognized nationally as an expert in critical incident command and was the Incident Commander in the Workers Compensation Hostage Taking in Edmonton. He is past president of the National Incident Command Working Group Association, has taught nationally at the Canadian Police College and is published internationally on the topic of Incident Command and Tactical Operations. He has been awarded the Police Officer Order of Merit from the Governor General of Canada, the Police Exemplary Medal and the Queens Diamond Jubilee medal.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, FBI National Academy, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association and serves on committees for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police and the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police.
Chief Dubord holds a Master’s degree in Leadership & Training from Royal Roads, graduated from the FBI National Academy and the FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development program, is a Canadian Human Resource Professional (CHRP) and successfully defended his dissertation to fulfill the requirements of his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in business from Northcentral University.
Deputy Chief Constable Lyle Beaudoin graduated from North Delta Secondary Senior School and started his career with the Delta Police Department in 1978 as a volunteer Reserve Police Constable. He was hired as a regular Police Constable in 1979 and was the recipient of the Chief Constable Award during training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia.
During his years of service he has worked within Patrol Division, the Emergency Response Team, the Criminal Investigation Branch, the Task Force, Community Policing and Support Services Branch. He was promoted to Sergeant in 1992, Staff Sergeant in 1996, Superintendent in Charge of Operations in 1999, and to Deputy Chief Constable in 2004.
His appointments have included Chair of the Regional Operations Police Managers Committee, co-chair of an international border committee and chair of a joint operations committee dealing with provincial marijuana grow-op issues. He has also been involved in a variety of Integrated Policing initiatives relating to the Port Authority, the Integrated Gang Task Force and Municipal Chiefs’ Committee on Lower Mainland Integration. In addition, Deputy Chief Beaudoin is on the executive council of the BC Law Enforcement Torch Run, which annually supports BC’s Special Olympics.
Deputy Chief Beaudoin received the Governor Generals first bar for 35 years of Exemplary Service, as well as the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for his service to his community and to Canada. In 2014 he was appointed to the Order of Merit of the Police Forces by the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada.
Deputy Chief Constable Norm Lipinski is an accomplished police leader who served with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS) before leaving at the rank of Deputy Chief and accepting a position as an Assistant Commissioner with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). He was the District Officer in the LMD and the Criminal Operations Officer in E-Division for five years. Spending a great deal of his time in uniform and operations, Norm was also the Deputy Chief in charge of Human Resources, Information Technology, Training and Finance in the EPS.
Norm Lipinski has built a strong reputation as a credible and collaborative leader who is grounded in the philosophies of community policing and service to the public. He has a proven track record for progressive police practices, community engagement and positive labour relations. A hallmark of his success has been the building of strong teams. Deputy Chief Lipinski has developed highly effective strategies that have played a major role in crime reduction and led organizational reviews in diverse areas of policing including use of force.
Among other awards he has received the Officer Order of Merit (OOM) bestowed by the Governor General of Canada, Canadian Police Exemplary Medal, Alberta Law Enforcement Long Service Medal and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.
Deputy Chief Lipinski holds a Master of Business Administration degree and a Bachelor of Laws degree.