Chief Adam Palmer
More Information on Chief Palmer’s Career at the VPD

One of the primary responsibilities of the Vancouver Police Board (the Board) is to hire the Chief Constable, who is responsible for the day-to-day management and operation of the Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

In May of 2015, the Board appointed Chief Constable Adam Palmer as the 31st Chief Constable of the VPD. Chief Palmer began his career with the VPD in 1987, and since then has proven to be an accomplished and exceptional leader at the local, provincial, national and international levels.

In 2020, Chief Palmer was advanced to the highest rank within the Order of Merit of the Police forces, the rank of Commander. Chief Palmer served as the President of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police from 2018 to 2020, and is currently sitting on the CACP Board of Directors as a Past President. Chief Palmer also currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Major Cities Chiefs Association (MCCA) and was awarded the MCCA Leadership Award in 2021, which Chief Palmer received for his substantial contributions to policing.