Hastings Sunrise has a new Neighbourhood Police Officer and he’s more than happy to be here.
Constable Todd Blower has taken over from Const. Kimberly Albright, who moved west to become the NPO for Grandview-Woodlands.
He’s a veteran of policing in District Two, which encompasses Hastings Sunrise and all northeast Vancouver. “I’ve been in Operations in District Two for 11 ½ years, more than half of my career,” says Const. Blower. “And I spent the last seven years in the Downtown East Side.”
So he is looking forward to helping the Hastings Sunrise Community Policing Centre (HSCPC) further its mandate to make our neighbourhood as safe, clean and welcoming as it can be.
“We are sad to see Constable Kim Albright move on,” says Clair MacGougan, the HSCPC’s executive director. “She’s contributed a lot to our community and will be missed.
“We are very pleased to welcome Todd to our team. He’s hit the deck running and has already made an impact with volunteers and in the neighbourhood.”
Const. Blower’s career path was sealed when he went for a ride-along with a local RCMP member at age 16 in his hometown of Parksville, on northern Vancouver Island. Until then, he was unsure whether he wanted to be a teacher or a policeman.
He studied criminology at Vancouver Island University, then finished a degree in criminology and psychology at Simon Fraser University.
He lives in Coquitlam with four children in a blended family, a son and three daughters aged 19 to 23, and he likes to golf.