Langley RCMP have a new officer in charge.
The Township and City of Langley announced that Insp. Murray Power has been appointed as the new superintendent of the Langley detachment.
Supt. Derek Cooke left his post in July for Jerusalem, where he is working in a peacekeeping in policing role there.
Since his departure, two police inspectors, one of them Power, have been in charge of operations until a permanent top cop was hired. Both Langley mayors were part of the hiring process.
“I am extremely excited to undertake the new challenges in my new role as the Officer in Charge,” said Power.
“I am very proud of the membership here in Langley and what they accomplish each and every day. I am confident we will continue to provide the highest level of police service to the citizens of the Langleys.”
He came to Langley in 2013 from his position as Officer in Charge of Operations for Greater Vancouver Drug Section. Power came to Langley as the Operations Support Officer.
He has been a member of the RCMP since 1989 and has worked in Mission general duty, property crime, serious crime, Community Response Unit and IHIT.
“Murray’s diverse experience and knowledge will benefit our community greatly,” said Township Mayor Jack Froese. “We welcome Murray to his new role and are confident in his ability to deliver effective services to our residents.”
“Murray Power brings a wealth of experience, passion and dedication to innovative and efficient community policing,” said City of Langley Acting Mayor Ted Schaffer. “We look forward to working together in support of our continued mission to build a vibrant, healthy and safe community for our citizens.”