Len Goerke retired as Chief Constable of the West Vancouver Police Department in 2021 after 34 years in policing with the West Vancouver and Abbotsford police departments. During his career he served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, and as President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police.
From 2015 to 2019, Mr. Goerke served on the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley. He has taught as a sessional instructor at the University of the Fraser Valley and JIBC and served as an external graduate thesis examiner at the University of the Fraser Valley and Simon Fraser University.
Mr. Goerke completed the Executive Development Program at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of the Fraser Valley, as well as a Master of Arts from Royal Roads University.
Raised in the Lower Mainland, he is an active volunteer in his community currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Restorative Justice Association of BC, the Klahanee Park Housing Society and the Capilano Senior Citizens Housing Society.
Mr. Goerke is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Police Exemplary Service Medal and is a Member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces.