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Len Goerke is currently Chief Constable of the West Vancouver Police Department (WVPD). He has been a police officer since 1987. Prior to joining WVPD, he was Deputy Chief Constable of the Abbotsford Police Department. 

Chief Goerke is a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), a past President of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police (BCACP), past co-chair of the CACP Labour Relations Committee, and is an active member of both organizations serving on a variety of committees. From 2015 to July 2019, he served on the Board of Governors of the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) including time as Vice-Chair, and Chair of its Finance and Audit committee. 

Chief Goerke has recently joined the Board of the Restorative Justice Association of BC. He completed the Executive Program at the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, holds a Master of Arts from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor of Arts from UFV.

He has taught as a sessional instructor at both UFV and JIBC and served as an external graduate thesis examiner for Simon Fraser University. Chief Goerke is a member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces, a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal and the Police Exemplary Service medal.