New Officer in Charge for Burnaby RCMP


2017-12-04 14:54 PST

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To the new Officer in Charge of Burnaby RCMP Detachment, Chief Superintendent Deanne Burleigh, it is a privilege to come to Burnaby and work in the same detachment that her father did throughout his RCMP career. Her father spent eight years of his career in Burnaby leaving there in 1983 as the NCO i/c Traffic Services. As a child she often visited the Detachment so there is a sense of homecoming says Chief Supt. Burleigh. She followed her father into the RCMP in 1985 and has held both uniformed and non-uniformed policing roles stretching from Montreal to the Lower Mainland.

Deanne is an excellent fit for the Burnaby community and detachment, says Lower Mainland District Commander and Assistant Commissioner Stephen Thatcher. Burnaby is fortunate to have another well-respected senior officer on the team. She has established a positive reputation in the police community, one entirely consistent with my experience working with her. She is a leader who will strengthen partnerships and build on the goodwill the RCMP already enjoys in Burnaby. I have complete confidence in her ability to succeed in a demanding role and congratulate her on her appointment.

Chief Supt. Burleigh arrives in Burnaby from her role as Officer in Charge of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment in British Columbia where she was responsible for the policing of four municipalities stretching from Chilliwack to Boston Bar.

Chief Supt. Burleigh is excited and very much looking forward to coming to Burnaby Detachment and to work collaboratively with the membership and community to make Burnaby an even safer community. I believe that our strength as the police department comes from partnerships within the community and the path to success is communication and collaboration.

Chief Supt. Burleigh has previously held positions as the Officer in Charge of the Integrated Health and Resource Management Team at E Division HQ where she worked in partnership with a human resources team to bring members back to work to a healthy work environment. Prior to that she held the role of Operations Officer at the Richmond Detachment for four years and was named Bronze Commander at the Richmond Olympic Speed Skating Oval during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. She spent eight years in Commercial Crime where she led a joint forces operation into the fraudulent activities of a local lawyer who had committed a $75 million dollar mortgage fraud.

Chief Supt. Burleigh obtained her Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of McGill in 1992 majoring in Personnel Management and Organizational Behaviour. She is a member of the British Columbia Association of Chiefs of Police where she sits on multiple committees and was invested as a Member of the Order of Merit in April of 2017.

In her spare time, Chief Supt. Burleigh enjoys the outdoors, hiking and travel. She is married and has four adult daughters with whom she spends as much time as possible. 

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Cpl. Daniela Panesar
Media Relations Officer
Burnaby Detachment
6355 Deer Lake Ave, Burnaby, BC
Office: 604-646-9900
Fax: 604-646-9704


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