“Sgt. Chanin has everything that the Oak Bay Police Department, and Oak Bay Police board were looking for. Really, she has everything a police department would be looking for,” said Oak Bay Mayor Kevin Murdoch.
“It’s absolutely significant. And it’s a result of a lot of years of changing the way that our leadership has done its hiring. And their willingness to be open in terms of the democratic process of promotion within.”
Chanin is now part of an exclusive company of just seven female deputy police chiefs in all of B.C.