Oak Bay Police Board announces Julie Chanin as Chief Constable  

March 18, 2024


The Oak Bay Police Board is pleased to announce that current Oak Bay Deputy Chief Julie Chanin will be appointed as the new Chief Constable effective June 1, 2024. Oak Bay’s Chief Constable Mark Fisher announced his retirement earlier this month, effective May 31, 2024.  

“We are thrilled to have Deputy Chief Chanin take on the role as Chief Constable for Oak Bay Police,” said Police Board Chair Kevin Murdoch. “Deputy Chanin has continuously demonstrated her technical knowledge, progressive leadership, and dedication to the community. Her passion and expertise in community policing is seen daily in her strong relationships with the residents and businesses in Oak Bay. Trust is such an integral part of successful community policing, and DCC Chanin has earned the trust of the Board, the Department, and the broader community we serve.”  

"The Oak Bay Police Department has a long history of community policing and I look forward to continuing the work of so many in making Oak Bay a safer community, together," said Deputy Police Chief Julie Chanin. "I am honoured to begin my role as Chief Constable and fortunate to have a dedicated team of police officers, staff and volunteers all committed to serving the community of Oak Bay." 

Deputy Chanin, the first female Deputy Chief Constable in Greater Victoria, was appointed to her current role in April 2022. Deputy Chanin has over 24 years of policing experience, including 13 years with Oak Bay Police, and previously worked for the Westshore and Port McNeill RCMP detachments. The Oak Bay Police Department has served the residents of Oak Bay since 1906, striving for excellence in community-focused policing. 

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