Posted on Jun 01, 2021
Delta's recently appointed Deputy Chief Constable Michelle Davey spoke to Ladner Rotary about the challenges and opportunities for policing in Delta. Deputy Chief Davey came from Vancouver Police Department where she served for 24 years. Latterly she was responsible for support services in the department’s investigations division. She is a recognized expert in mental health issues and has built innovative partnerships to help ensure those experiencing mental health challenges are not criminalized.
 
In 2019, Canada's Governor General appointed Superintendent Davey a Member of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces, in recognition of exemplary performance. 

She has a strong background in administration, having developed the 2017-2021 VPD Strategic Plan and established many consultative processes with staff. She also oversaw changes to the VPD CompStat, making it more productive and efficient, and initiated a new cybercrime unit. Davey is well known for championing the role of women in policing and played a key role in the creation of the BC Women in Law Enforcement Association.
 
She played varsity basketball at both the University of Windsor in Ontario and the University of British Columbia, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Human Kinetics in 1996. Michelle Davey is an avid road cyclist, riding in many Gran Fondos in the summer months, and she participated in the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast in 2016 and 2017. She enjoys a wide range of outdoor pursuits, but especially camping with her daughter.
 
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