Mandate/Terms of Reference:

Pursuant the British Columbia Police Act, the Police Board is mandated to provide civilian oversight to the Police Department.  The Board develops the annual budget, appoints the Chief Constable and is responsible for the establishment of standards, guidelines and policies for the administration of the Department.  The Board also deals with public complaints and internal labour relations issues.

Public appointments to the Board are limited to a maximum term of 6 years, and appointees require a balance of financial, labour relations, legal and general management expertise, along with well-developed analytical skills and judgment.

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Member Biographies

Mary Louise Kelly
Mary Kelly is a professional counsellor with over 21 years of experience. She is presently a District School Counsellor for the Greater Victoria School District 61. Previously, she was a school counsellor for Colquitz Middle School, Sooke School District 62 and a Junior Science and Physical Education Teacher for Sooke School District. She is the co-Chair of the local chapter of the BC Association of School Counsellors and a member of the Oak Bay Municipality Child and Youth Committee. Ms. Kelly holds her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology and her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology both from the University of Victoria. She also has a Professional Teaching Certificate from Simon Fraser University.
Blair Irvine Littler
Since May 2002, Mr. Littler has been the Vice President of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia (RUCBC) as well as the CEO of the University Public Sector Employers’ Association (UPSEA). RUCBC works with and on behalf of its members (UBC. SFU. UVIC. UNBC. RRU. and TRU) to improve the quality, accessibility and coordination of university education in British Columbia. The Council provides a single voice on behalf of the six major universities on public policy issues including funding, research and accountability. RUCBC is funded by the member universities. UPSEA is responsible for the coordination of human resource and labour relations policies and practices among the six member universities. Blair hold a BA (Economics) from the University of Victoria and an MBA (Finance) from Dalhousie University’s Rowe School of Business.
Kevin Alexander Murdoch
Kevin Murdoch is serving as Mayor of Oak Bay, previously having served on the Oak Bay Council since 2011.  He is also currently Self Employed in Consulting Services – IT Security / Networking, and the Owner / Manager of FairwayVision Incorporated. Previously he had been a Line of Business Manager – Networks, Security, and IP Communication for Compugen.  Active in his community, Mr. Murdoch is currently Board Chair for the Greater Victoria Labour Relations Association, and Alternate Director / Director for the Capital Regional District.  Previously he served as Board Chair for the Greater Victoria Public Library.
Wendy Maxine Zink
Wendy Zink is an experienced community planner and developer with recognized experience in social planning, housing, and community development. She is currently a sole-practitioner and consultant for Bazink Solutions. Previously, Ms. Zink was the vice-president for Bazink Solutions Inc. and a general manager for JANI-KING Vancouver Island. She has worked in the public, private and non-profit sectors across western Canada and brings pragmatic approach to her work. Prior to establishing her consulting practice, Ms. Zink worked for the City of Victoria for sixteen years as social planner. Active within her community, Ms. Zink has been actively involved in community affairs including the YMCA-YWCA (nationally and locally), Our Place Society, and the Housing Impact Council of the United Way. She is currently a Director of the Oasis Society for Spiritual Health. Ms. Zink holds her Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Winnipeg and her Masters of Environmental Design for the University of Calgary.