The Saanich Police Board on Tuesday named Saanich police Insp. Scott Green the new Deputy Chief Constable.
Green, who has been with the Saanich Police Department since 1988, is currently the inspector in charge of the detective division.
He will take over the position effective Feb. 1, 2014, when current deputy Bob Downie gets promoted to chief. The leadership changes are spurred on by current Chief Const. Mike Chadwick retiring on Jan. 31.
"The members of the Saanich Police Board were impressed with the qualifications and obvious leadership qualities of Insp. Green. His education and his operational and administrative experience will serve Saanich well as we move forward," said Saanich Mayor Frank Leonard, chair of the police board.
Green has received a number of policing honours in his career, including the the Police Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada. He was also a member of the Cops for Cancer Tour de Rock team in 2011.