New Deputy Chief Appointed
Police Chief Fred Rayner is pleased to announce the appointment
of a new deputy chief to his team of executive officers.
Monday, Superintendent Darryl da Costa will begin his new
job as the Deputy Chief in charge of the Investigative Services
Bureau, which includes the areas under major crimes, family
protection, special investigations and organized crime.
Costa, 47, has served as member of the Edmonton Police Service
for 27 years and brings to the job a wide range of experience
and knowledge. “Darryl da Costa is a strong and committed
leader.” says Chief Rayner. “He’s an exceptional
communicator and has a reputation as a team builder, which
is critically important as we work to increase our community
da Costa joined the EPS in 1977, was promoted to Detective
in 1988, to Staff Sergeant in 1995 and to Superintendent
the early years, da Costa worked in patrol division and
drug unit. As the Staff Sergeant in charge of traffic, da
Costa introduced the red-light camera photo enforcement
program to Edmonton. After his promotion to Superintendent,
he oversaw the Special Investigations Division which includes
tech crimes, crime scene investigations (CSI), court services,
organized crime and economic crimes.
the past two years, da Costa was in charge of the city’s
North Division where he created special project teams to
target neighbourhood crime problems and increased the number
of beats and beat officers where they were needed most.
He is in his final year of a Bachelor of Arts degree in
Criminal Justice from the University of Athabasca and graduated
with distinction from the University of Alberta Police Management
da Costa was born in Kampala, Uganda, Africa and emigrated
with his family to Alberta in 1966. He has been married
for 23 years and has four children between the ages of 15
and 21 years.