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Darryl da Costa

Darryl da Costa was born in Kampala, the son of Louis and Gladys da Costa. The family moved to Canada in 1966 when he was eight years old. He joined the police force in 1977, intending to “try it out for a year.” He is married to Lory and they have four children who were born between 1983-88

News Release
Friday, October 22, 2004 @ 9:30 a.m.

New Deputy Chief Appointed

Edmonton Police Chief Fred Rayner is pleased to announce the appointment of a new deputy chief to his team of executive officers.

Effective 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.

da 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 policing initiatives.”

Supt. da Costa joined the EPS in 1977, was promoted to Detective in 1988, to Staff Sergeant in 1995 and to Superintendent in 1999.

In 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.

For 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 Certificate program.

Darryl 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.

Tuesday 8th Feburary 2005


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