Date:   Sep 25, 2015

Victoria, BC – His Excellency, the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada invested VicPD’s two Deputy Chief Constables, Steve Ing and Del Manak into Canada’s Order of Merit of the Police Forces at a Rideau Hall ceremony on Friday, September 18th, 2015.

With more than 51 years of service between the two of them VicPD’s two Deputy Chief Constables conduct the day-to-day running of the Department, from operations to administration respectively.

Deputy Chief Constables Steve Ing and Del Manak at Rideau Hall

About Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ing

Deputy Chief Constable Steve Ing has been a Victoria Police member for ‎over 27 years. He served as a Reserve Constable for the Vancouver PD for 3 years prior to that. During his 27 years’ service, Deputy Chief Ing has worked in nearly every section of the Department, including Patrol, Traffic, Detectives, Patrol (as a supervisor), HR, and FOI/Legal Services.

Deputy Chief Constable Ing is responsible for executive oversight of the administration of the Department, including litigation management, executive services functions and human resources.

Deputy Chief Constable Ing holds a law degree from the University of British Columbia, and has a very broad base of policing experience including operations, administration, investigations, patrol supervision, the legal aspects of policing, and high-level police labour relations. He is also a noted police educator, having served as a sessional instructor at the Justice Institute of BC as well as an in-house instructor in the fields of legal studies, police leadership and supervision, and professional standards investigation. Deputy Chief Constable Ing’s senior management experience includes a 3-year secondment to the Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General, where he served as the Deputy Director responsible for the then-new Civil Forfeiture Office. In that role he directed program operations throughout BC and provided advice and briefings to the Minister, Treasury Board and various Cabinet Committees.

In addition to being a Critical Incident (Tactical) Commander, Deputy Chief Constable Ing trained and qualified in the UK as a Public Order Commander, a position that involves front-line command of the Crowd Management Unit. He received the Lieutenant Governor’s Meritorious Service Medal in 2003 in recognition of his role in rescuing a suicidal female from a fifth-story ledge of a building. He is also a recipient of the Police Exemplary Service Medal (2008) and in 2012 was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for service to the community in policing and his volunteer work as an Aide de Camp to the Lieutenant Governor.

About Deputy Chief Constable Del Manak

Born and raised in Victoria, Deputy Chief Constable Del Manak started his policing career with four years of service with the Vancouver Police Department. He came to VicPD where has spent the last 21 years in a variety of sections and roles.

Deputy Chief Constable Manak has an extensive Traffic background. He spent five years in our Traffic section, was a collision analyst and part of the escort and drill team. Selected to set up a provincial government pilot project, Deputy Chief Constable Manak helped create the Integrated Road Safety Unit (IRSU) in the CRD. The success of this pilot led to the expansion of IRSU units throughout the province.

Promoted to the rank of Inspector in 2006, Deputy Chief Constable Manak served as the Officer In Charge of HR for over 3 yrs. He has personally hired more than 60 officers, or nearly one quarter of our the current members. He then ran the Patrol Division until he was promoted to Deputy Chief Constable in June, 2010.

Deputy Chief Constable Manak is a graduate of the Dalhousie University Police Leadership Program and the FBI’s National Academy Program.

Remaining active in the community remains important to Deputy Chief Manak. He remains well-involved in coaching baseball, hockey and soccer and has proudly coached over 30 teams through the years.

About the Order of Merit of the Police Forces

Established in October 2000, the Order of Merit of the Police Forces honours the leadership and exceptional service or distinctive merit displayed by the men and women of the Canadian Police Services, and recognizes their commitment to this country. The primary focus is on exceptional merit, contributions to policing and community development. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is the Order’s Sovereign, the governor general is its Chancellor and a Commander, and the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police is its Principal Commander.