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DEE DOSS CODY

CHIEF OFFICER DEBORAH DOSS CODY

Chief Deborah Doss-Cody has been a police officer since 1988 and spent her entire policing career providing service to the St’at’imc Nation. A member of Xaxli’p community in St’at’imc Territory, Deborah has proudly protected a geographical area of over 2.2 million hectares, an area larger than the countries of Israel or El Salvador.

Being one of the ten inaugural members of Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police has afforded Deborah the unique opportunity to combine her knowledge of St’at’imc communities with decades of progressive policing, management and leadership experience.

With over twenty-six years of policing, Deborah’s career has been marked by a series of achievements from working as patrol, to senior levels of management, including operational and strategic planning. Community involvement is second nature to Deborah and she participates in various boards, events and gatherings.

 

CONSTABLE LEONARD ISAAC

Constable Leonard Isaac was born and raised on Lower Nicola Indian Band, Nla’7kapmx Nation, Merritt, BC. He has been with the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police since 2002. Constable Isaac in his careers also served with the Vancouver Police Department. Constable Isaac is married to Michelle Isaac and they have six children. He also has a house full of furry friends including two dogs, one cat, one ferret and one bird. He loves going camping, quading, and off roading in his jeep. He enjoys taking his wife out to dinner and movies. He always makes time to watch his kids play hockey and soccer.

 

CONSTABLE MITCHELL THEVARGE

Constable Mitchell Thevarge grew up in D’arcy, BC in the N’Quatqua community in the St’at’imc Nation. His traditional name is Weet and his St’at’imc roots run deep throughout the entire northern and southern St’at’imc Territory. He previously worked in the Sea to Sky School district 48 as an Aboriginal Support Worker where he was responsible for implementing St’at’imc culture and history into the Pemberton Secondary School. He also provided additional educational, emotional, cultural, and life skills support to at-risk students. Constable Thevarge was hired by the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police Service in 2011 and attended the Justice Institute of British Columbia’s Police Academy. After successfully graduating from Class 135 he spent the next 5 years as a Constable in the Mount Currie Detachment. Constable Thevarge is married with two children. He is a family man who enjoys spending as much time as possible with his family at home or on road trips. His love, respect and concern for the people drives him to provide the best service he can, day in and day out, even in the face of adversity.

 

CONSTABLE DWAYNE HONEYMAN

Constable Dwayne Honeyman was born in Merritt, BC, but grew up in Lillooet where he was raised on the Jones Farm, the site of the famed Sheep Pasture Golf Course. He graduated from the Lillooet Secondary School in 1995. He then attended the Lethbridge Community College where he initially studied to be a Conservation Officer. In 2001 Constable Honeyman was hired by the Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police as a Police Constable and did his training with the Justice Institute of British Columbia. After successfully completing his training, he spent the next 7 years employed as police constable before leaving to work as a private investigator and a bylaw enforcement officer. He returned to the Stl’atl’imx Police in 2013.

 

KATHY DOSS

Kathy Doss grew up in the Lillooet, in the Xaxli’p Community, St’at’imc Nation. She graduated from Lillooet Secondary High School in 1976. She attended the Native Education Centre in Vancouver in 1990 and was inspired to study at the E’nowkin International School of Writing in Penticton. She began her employment with Stl’atl’imx Tribal Police as an office clerk in November 1995. She is currently the Senior Operations Assistant. As a Civilian Staff Member, Kathy has more than 20 years of experience with the STP, and plans to stay with the force until retirement. Kathy and her partner reside at the Xaxli’p Community where they practice their traditional, cultural, spiritual beliefs as Uxwalmixw (People of the Land). Kathy has a daughter and four stepchildren, as well as five grandchildren. 

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