Pres. Tom Stamatakis

Pres. Tom Stamatakis

Policing, Union, Legal Issues

Areas of Expertise and Strengths

  • extensive knowledge about the internal workings of police agencies
  • expert in police collective bargaining, lobbying against contentious community issues, and acts in support of police officers wrongfully charged with offenses
  • has many upper echelon police agency contacts across North America 
  • past instructor in use of force, crisis negotiations, surveillance, firerarms, and crowd control


Mr. Stamatakis has sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Police Association (CPA) since 2003 and he has served as its President since May 2011. Tom was the Former President of the Vancouver Police Union (VPU) from 1998-2019, as well as the immediate past President of the British Columbia Police Association (BCPA) from 2008-2019. In 2018, he was acclaimed for a second term as President of the International Council of Police Representative Associations (ICPRA). 

Mr. Stamatakis has been a constable with the Vancouver Police Department (VPD) for approximately 30 years, where he enjoyed a variety of ‎assignments prior to his secondment to the VPU. He also sits on the boards of Covington Capital, Odd Squad Productions Society, as well as several Federal/Provincial advisory boards and committees.

In 2017, he was promoted to Officer of the Order of Merit of the Police Forces in Canada.