SURREY — The new Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP detachment is Dwayne McDonald, a 21-year veteran of the police force.
He was most recently the Officer in Charge of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, or IHIT.
McDonald (pictured) was introduced as the new Surrey RCMP boss at a press conference today.
In his new role, he replaces Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, Lower Mainland District Commander.
McDonald grew up in the Lower Mainland and joined the RCMP in 1995, according to a biography given to news media.
He coaches youth hockey and lives in New Westminster with his wife and three children.
McDonald was chosen for the job following an interview process led by Surrey Mayor Linda Hepner and Deputy Commissioner Craig Callens, commanding officer of the RCMP in B.C.
“(McDonald) will carry on the tradition of exemplary leaders we have been fortunate to have at Surrey detachment,” Hepner said.
“As we moved forward with our public safety strategy, Dwayne’s high-level experience, combined with his professive and community-first approach to policing, will make a real difference in the lives of Surrey residents.”
McDonald becomes the boss of the largest RCMP detachment in Canada and the second largest municipal force in B.C.