Gord Elias has served 33 years as a police officer. His law enforcement career began in 1979 with the RCMP where he worked in General Duties in Alberta. Gord made the shift in 1984 to the Vancouver Police Department where he climbed to the rank of Sergeant. He served in several sections while investigating break and enters, robberies, morality offenses and gambling. Gord also served as the manager of Crime Stoppers, the Victim Services Unit and the Crime Analysis Unit. Gord was professionally trained in surveillance techniques and served for two years in the elite Vancouver Police ‘Strike Force’ surveillance unit. Gord was honored with several awards throughout his career, including the Lieutenant Governor’s Award for developing a program to remove juvenile prostitutes from the streets of Vancouver and a Chief Constable’s Commendation for the development and enhancement of the Crime Analysis Unit. Gord retired from policing in 2012 and joined Lanki Investigations as the Director of Business Management. His unique management style has been instrumental in developing strategies to deliver an informative corporate message to clients.
Gord is best known for his work as the Media Spokesperson for the Vancouver Police Department and more recently as the Media Spokesperson for the Integrated Municipal Provincial Auto Crime Team (IMPACT) and the largest Bait Car Program in the world.
Gord is an avid hockey player and has organized several charity hockey games between the Vancouver Police and the NHL Oldtimers, with proceeds going to the Variety Club. Gord also does volunteer work with the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.