Thursday, December 12, 2013

Chief Constable Mark Fisher - Nanaimo


New Officer in Charge
RCMP Nanaimo Detachment

The City of Nanaimo wishes to announce that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has hired Chief Constable Mark Fisher as the new Officer in Charge (OIC) for the RCMP Nanaimo Detachment.

Fisher currently serves as the Chief of Police for the District of Oak Bay and, over the last 20 years, has held a number of positions with the RCMP. Prior to working in Oak Bay, Fisher was OIC for RCMP West Shore in Victoria’s western communities from 2009-2011. Fisher will commence work in Nanaimo in March.

“The Officer in Charge plays a critical leadership role in Nanaimo, both among the RCMP membership and with Council and senior staff”, said Nanaimo Mayor, John Ruttan. “Chief Constable Fisher’s experience and familiarity with both urban and rural policing issues will add considerable value to the vision Council has set for protective services in our community. We look forward to welcoming Chief Constable Fisher to Nanaimo in March 2014.”

Fisher stated that he is “very excited about the opportunity to work in Nanaimo” and looks forward to moving to Nanaimo with his family.

Chief Constable Mark Fisher's BIO:

Mark Fisher joined the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in 1991. His early postings in the RCMP included, Williams Lake, Gold River, Courtenay, Island District Commercial Crime Section, Detachment Commander at Bella Coola Detachment, and Detachment Commander at Creston Detachment.

Mark was commissioned to the rank of Inspector in 2007 and was seconded to the Criminal Justice Reform Secretariat for the Province of British Columbia as the RCMP Liaison Officer to the Provincial Government. In 2009 he was selected to be the Officer In Charge of the West Shore RCMP Detachment. During his time in the RCMP he also served as a Crisis Negotiator and a Critical Incident Commander.

In July 2011, Mark was appointed as the twelfth Chief Constable of the Oak Bay Police Department. He is currently on the executive of the BC Association of Chiefs of Police and volunteers on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Single Parent Resource Center. In his spare time Mark enjoys squash and cycling.

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