New Top Cop Named for Local RCMP

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New Top Cop Named for Local RCMP

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2015553 Views


The municipal staff, Mounties and volunteers of the Coquitlam RCMP are welcoming a new boss this month. After a nationwide competition, the cities of Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam unanimously selected a candidate from Metro Vancouver to take over from Superintendent Claude Wilcott, who retired in February. Superintendent Sean Maloney, a 33 year veteran of the force who has worked for Richmond RCMP since 2012, will be the new top cop for Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and the Kwikwetlem First Nation.

As soon as I heard that the job of OIC Coquitlam RCMP was available, I knew I wanted it, said Maloney. The men and women of Coquitlam RCMP are known as an exceptionally talented, tight knit, innovative group and this detachment has a reputation as having a very strong connection to the communities it serves. I’m really excited to be part of this team.

We’re looking forward to working with Superintendent Maloney to continue to enhance the safety of our residents, said Port Coquitlam Mayor, Greg Moore. He brings a breadth of experience and leadership that Port Coquitlam will benefit from, including his community driven and hands-on approach.

Our community puts a high value on its police services. For that reason, I am pleased to have Sean Maloney join the Coquitlam Detachment, said Coquitlam Mayor, Richard Stewart. He has a successful track record in a similar-sized community, first-hand knowledge of both the public safety opportunities and challenges that come with introducing SkyTrain service, and hands-on experience in the delivery of effective crime reduction strategies. This not only makes him especially well-suited to lead the third largest RCMP detachment in Metro Vancouver, but also will allow him to build on the success that has earned our local detachment a 95% approval rating from Coquitlam residents. I look forward to working with Superintendent Maloney.

Superintendent Maloney joined the RCMP in December 1981 and moved up the ranks serving communities across British Columbia. He has held a diverse range of operational, administrative and executive roles including 11 years of Emergency Response Team experience and five years leading E Division’s Aboriginal Policing section. Most recently, he served as Operations Officer in Richmond, in charge of uniformed patrol in one of Canada’s largest municipal RCMP detachments.

I joined the RCMP because I wanted a challenging, interesting career that would allow me to make a difference, help people and build communities, said Maloney. I’ve done a lot of different jobs in the RCMP but detachment policing is where I get everything I wanted from my career. I’m glad to have the opportunity to lead a detachment, especially this one.

Superintendent Maloney officially takes over as Officer in Charge of Coquitlam RCMP later this month.

Background on Superintendent Sean Maloney, OIC Coquitlam RCMP:

  • Born and raised in Gander, Newfoundland.
  • Joined the RCMP December 14, 1981.
  • Went through training in the same troop as Bryon Massie. Insp. Massie is now part of the Coquitlam RCMP team in the capacity of Operations Support Officer.
  • First posted to Trail, BC.
  • Happily married father of three and grandfather of two.
  • Supt. Maloney’s son is also a Mountie currently serving in Agassiz Detachment.
  • Supt. Maloney has been recognized with the RCMP’s Long Service Medal, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal and an RCMP Commanding Officer Commendation.

Background on Coquitlam RCMP detachment:

  • Staffed by 225 Mounties and just over 100 municipal employee FTEs.
  • The third largest RCMP detachment in Metro Vancouver and one of the top 5 largest police departments in BC.
  • Serves the communities of Anmore, Belcarra, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and the Kwekwitlem First Nation—a total permanent resident population of more than 200,000.

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