Holland to take over from Maluta on Jan. 27
The Change of Command ceremony for the city’s police department will take place Thursday, Jan. 27 in Nelson Supreme Court chambers.
Chief Constable Dan Maluta will relinquish command of the Nelson Police Department to Chief Constable Wayne Holland in a Change of Command Ceremony starting at 1:30 p.m.
Holland is moving from his inspector position with the Vancouver Police Department to take on the role of chief constable.
Holland has put in 29 years with the Vancouver force, serving in a managerial capacity as executive officer of the operations division — Victim Services, Dog Squad, Community Services, School Liaison and Youth Services Units.
Holland was also commander of the Corporate Services Section, and was seconded as the director of the Criminal Intelligence Service of BC/Yukon.
Holland was the officer in charge of the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT), a unit whose mandate is the development of unique and innovative strategies to reduce auto crime. Under his leadership this team has won six provincial awards for excellence in service delivery.
As a volunteer, Holland spent five years as the executive director of the Vancouver Police Foundation and is past vice-president of the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland.
He has been awarded several departmental commendations and was the recipient of the Queens Golden Jubilee Anniversary medal for his volunteer service to the community.