Joining the Calgary Police Service in November 1978, Deputy Chief Murray Stooke is a 34 year member of the Service, and presently holds the rank of Deputy Chief in charge of the Bureau of Specialized Investigations.
Deputy Chief Stooke’s career with the Calgary Police Service began as a front line Patrol Constable, a position he served in until his promotion to the rank of Sergeant in 1990. Since that time, he has held increasingly more senior positions in the Chief Crowfoot Learning Centre, the Family, Youth and Violent Crime Section, the Criminal Investigation Division, the Organized Crime Control Section and finally, as Commander responsible for District 3, prior to his promotion to Deputy Chief in 2004.
Deputy Chief Stooke is a graduate of the University of Calgary. He received a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology in 1986 and a Bachelor of Law Degree, in 1993. He was admitted to the Law Society of Alberta as a Barrister and Solicitor in 1994. Deputy Chief Stooke has served in the capacity of legal counsel to the Calgary Police Service, and in 2004, he received a Chief’s Award of Excellence.
Over the years, Deputy Chief Stooke has been active in a variety of national and provincial policing committees including the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police Law Amendments Committee and the Alberta Standing Committee on Prosecutions and Enforcement. He has also served as a police representative to the Heads of Prosecution Sub-Committees on Miscarriages of Justice and Disclosure and has acted as a presiding/presenting officer under the Alberta Police Act.
Deputy Chief Stooke has been married for 34 years and has two adult children.