Meet the new face of the New Westminster Police Department

Sgt. Sanjay Kumar is officially taking on a new role with the New Westminster Police Department.

Kumar, who has been the police department’s media point person in recent weeks, is the NWPD’s new media relations officer. Along with being the department’s media spokesperson, the role includes assisting with other communications channels, including the New Westminster Police Department social media, website and safety campaigns.

“We’re posting and answering questions on a daily basis,” Kumar said in a news release. “We’re open to trying new things like our Instagram live ride-along. That continues to be very popular.”

Kumar, who joined the New Westminster Police Department in 2005, spent time on patrol, as well as seven years on the emergency response team and three years in the major crime unit.

“I have a real soft spot in my heart for this city,” he said. “The communities here are close-knit, and people here look out for one another. That’s why I’m excited to step into this role – I’m eager to share with residents how we’re responding to their needs and sharing the stories of our frontline officers.”

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