Popular VicPD spokesperson Mike Russell announced today he is leaving the police department, for an unspecified job with BC Transit.
Of course, the announcement came on Reddit, a platform where he has posted as “CommunityMike” for some time.
It was well-known in police circles that Russell was scheduled to shuffle out of the communications department at VicPD in the new year, but the announcement of the move to BC Transit surprised some. He has been an outspoken advocate for alternative transportation in the past.
Russell indicates the new job starts August 10th.