Superintendent Michelle Davey
Superintendent Michelle Davey was hired by the Vancouver Police Department in 1996. Beginning as a Constable, she was promoted through the years to Sergeant, to Inspector, and to Superintendent, as she worked collaboratively with community groups to tackle tough issues such as homelessness, the opioid crisis, and improving the lives of people living with mental health issues.
As a qualified gold-level commander, she has had command over large events such as 420, New Year’s Eve, and Celebration of Light. She is currently in charge of the Tactical Support Section, all Forensic Services, General Investigation Services (cybercrime, financial crime, property crime), Youth Services, Mental Health Services and is a subject matter expert on mental health.
She is the co-chair of the BCACP Mental Health and Addictions Committee, and she is also a committee member on the CACP Equity, Diversity and Inclusion standing committee. She just completed her master’s degree on the topic of “Barriers to Promotion for Women in Municipal Policing in Canada.” She also co-facilitates the annual CACP Global Studies research project.
In addition to receiving the Lieutenant Governor’s award for Meritorious Service and Valour, she was appointed a Member of the Order of Merit of Police Forces in 2019.
Session 6 - Having the "conversation": Promoting mental health through diversity and inclusion