Contact Public Affairs Coordinator:
Email: Public Affairs Coordinator
Cell phone: 604.312.5016
Critical Incident Media Line: 604.946.4411 and press 3
The Public Affairs Coordinator, Sharlene Brooks, conveys matters of community interest, information about ongoing investigations, as well as our involvement in various community events and initiatives.
We recognize that it is critical to work cooperatively and professionally with the media (print, television and radio) to disseminate information to the public without undue delay, and in compliance with the Provincial Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, on issues of public safety and security. We enjoy an excellent working relationship with the media, appreciate that their job is to get information to the public, and we do our best to assist them.
Brief Bio – Sharlene Brooks
Sharlene Brooks retired as the Staff Sergeant in charge of Human Resources Training and Recruiting for the Delta Police Department in 2014. She started her career with the Delta Police in 1988 as a 911 operator and later achieved her lifelong goal of becoming a police officer in 1997. During the course of her career she has served in different capacities within Patrol and Operational Support Divisions. In addition to her full time duties, Sharlene was a member of the Crisis Negotiating Team and responded to critical situations along with the Emergency Response team in her capacity as a negotiator.
Sharlene spent a number of years as the Media Relations Officer, navigating the Delta Police through many high profile incidents that garnered both national and international attention.
She holds an Associate in Criminology and successfully completed the graduate program in Professional Communications at Royal Roads University.
Sharlene has many career highlights but two stand out;
• Having served on the committee that brought the Amber Alert Program to the Province of B.C.
• Participating as a rider on the Cops for Cancer Tour de Valley 2012 team. She found it to be a humbling experience seeing the courage of the families as they took cancer head on.
During her short retirement, she enjoyed spending extra time with her husband, three adult children and 4 little grandchildren.