The Port Moody Police Board is pleased to announce the selection of David Fleugel as the new chief constable for the City of Port Moody, effective April 1, 2017.

Chief Fleugel has 25 years of experience with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), including extensive experience in patrol, property crimes, major crimes, drug enforcement, leadership, and strategic planning. He will be leaving his current role as officer in charge with Ridge Meadows RCMP, where he is in charge of 122 police officers and 45 civilian support staff who provide police services for the cities of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows.

“On behalf of the Board, the City, and the community, I would like to welcome Chief Fleugel to the Port Moody Police Department,” said Mayor Mike Clay, chair of the Port Moody Police Board. “Chief Fleugel brings a tremendous amount of expertise and leadership experience to his new role as chief constable, and we look forward to working with him as he guides the department in their exceptional efforts to serve and protect our community.”

Before joining Ridge Meadows RCMP in 2011, Chief Fleugel acted as one of the first regional duty officers for the RCMP Lower Mainland District, and held the position of operations officer with Burnaby RCMP, the second largest RCMP detachment in Canada. He is committed to continuous learning and professional development. Chief Fleugel has a bachelor’s degree from Carleton University, as well as certificates in criminal justice from the University of Virginia and incident command system from the Justice Institute of British Columbia. He is also a proud graduate of the FBI National Academy.

“I am thrilled to have been selected by the Port Moody Police Board as the next chief constable for the Port Moody Police Department,” said Chief Fleugel. “I am excited to get to work and meet all of the men and women in the department, along with the community at large. I am honoured to be taking over from Chief Rattenbury, who has been an incredible chief constable, and I wish him all the best in his retirement. I have spent my entire policing career in Metro Vancouver working in municipal policing environments, and am very much looking forward to taking on a key community leadership role for the City of Port Moody.”

Chief Fleugel succeeds Chief Constable Chris Rattenbury, who is retiring after more than 26 years with the Port Moody Police Department.

“I was extremely pleased to hear that Dave Fleugel was chosen by the police board to be Port Moody Police Department’s new chief constable,” said Chief Rattenbury. “Dave brings a wealth of experience from his years of service with the RCMP. I strongly believe that with his leadership style and vision for the future, the department is in very capable hands, and it will continue to provide the service that the citizens of Port Moody are accustomed to.”


Cst. Angela Fisher

Community Relations Officer/Media Liaison