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Paladin appoints new director to Vancouver office


Steve Eely

Paladin Security has appointed recently retired Vancouver Police Department Superintendent Steve Eely as director effective July 1.

Eely joins Paladin after a 32-year career in policing ranging from street patrols, commander of multiple Vancouver districts, a nationally accredited Critical Incident Commander, and finally as Superintendent, leading over 400 sworn and civilian members of the VPD’s operations division.

During his career, Eely acted as executive lead on the VPD response to the George Floyd demonstrations, assumed Gold Command on the VPD response to the COVID-19 pandemic, worked with Vancouver Fraser Port Authority on issues such as the tent city encampment at Crab Park, implemented the VPD’s drone program and chaired the Musqueam Liaison Committee to develop positive relationships with Indigenous community members.

“I’m excited to bring credibility and well-forged relationships with our jurisdictional partners and stakeholders to Paladin Security. Joining the security industry allows me to come full-circle in my career, as I started as a guard while in university,” said Eely in a statement.

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“To have Steve’s vast expertise and knowledge is a huge benefit for us as we work to drive service quality enhancements, strengthen our culture, and reinforce our position as an industry leader,” added Paladin Security president Chad Kalyk. “His skillset brings tremendous value to a number of areas within our organization that will benefit our clients and employees alike.”