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To those who have met Del Manak during his many years of service as a police officer, this short letter says it all: Manak shows humour and common sense Times Colonist June 16, 2017 Re: “Victoria-raised interim chief appointed as new top cop” Did the Canadian Museum for Human Rights know about Police Chief Del Manak’s appointment before Victoria did? For the Winnipeg-based museum already has our new chief on a T-shirt. It’s on display in the case dedicated to the Victoria Raging Grannies. The photo on the T-shirt shows Manak, a sergeant at the time, gently hauling some of us Grannies out of the lobby of the Ministry of Health, back in 2002. “Am I going to get a record?” I squawked. “Not with your voice,” he replied. It is that combination of good humour and common sense that has brought him to where he is today. We Grannies are proud to know him. Anne Moon Victoria

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Upwards of 60 percent of our work is social, not law enforcement. — DEL MANAK Events around the world influence how we plan for community events. Many of these threats we weren’t even talking about three years ago: like the Promenade in Nice, Westminster Bridge and Stockholm. These are “lone wolf”—or we call them “known wolf”—attacks. They are selfradicalized terrorists. How do you plan and prepare if they aren’t actively engaged with anyone? If you look at Canada Day, we now use hostile vehicle mitigation strategies. We’re doing what we can to prevent something from happening in our jurisdiction. What’s your personal brand? I am a person who is kind, caring and respectful. I believe in fairness and being a good listener. I believe in continuous learning and continuous improvement. Having these qualities helps me be a better leader and helps me run the organization in a manner that is progressive and responsive to the community.

Profile for Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

Business Matters September 2017  

Business Matters September 2017