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INSPECTOR LES YEO – Vancouver Police Department

Inspector Les Yeo is the Commanding Officer of the Operations Investigative Section, Vancouver Police Department. His career has spanned more than 27 years with experience in Patrol, Strike Force, the Dog Squad, and most recently, Major Crime where he implemented a robbery reduction program which saw the incidence of robbery in the City of Vancouver fall by more than 70%.

A Provincially Accredited Team Commander, he was the Officer in Charge of the Graham McMynn case, a high profile kidnapping involving more than 650 Officers that culminated after 8 days in the dynamic rescue of the victim following simultaneous raids on 14 residences.

After being shot and wounded while arresting a robbery suspect, Inspector Yeo served for 12 years as a member of the Critical Incident Stress Management Team and travelled to assist members of NYPD immediately following the 9-11 terrorist attacks on New York City in 2001.

Inspector Yeo is the recipient of numerous commendations including the Canadian Bankers Association Law Enforcement Award and CBA Certificate of Excellence. He has also received the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award for Meritorious Service and in 1999 was named Vancouver Police Officer of the Year.