Oilers Entertainment Group Announce Additions of Galvin and Strang to Enterprise Security and Risk Management Department

Senior law enforcement officers with strong ties to the community will help build Ice District safety/security plan

(EDMONTON) – Oilers Entertainment Group (OEG) announced the hiring of Kevin Galvin as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Security and Risk Management and Darcy Strang as Vice President, Security Operations Bureau today.

Galvin joins OEG from the Edmonton Police Service (EPS), holding numerous senior posts over a distinguished 28-year career. He most recently served as Superintendent of the Downtown Division where he was responsible for the operational oversight and strategic planning for all community policing, frontline response, financial planning, Foot Patrol and the serious crimes investigation unit assigned to the Division.

Strang, a 28-year veteran of the EPS joins OEG from the Alberta Law Enforcement Response Teams (ALERT), a Government of Alberta initiative bringing together the province’s policing agencies to combat serious and organized crime, where he was seconded from the EPS to serve as Inspector of the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU).

Galvin and Strang will be responsible for developing internal and external policies and procedures related to OEG enterprise security and risk management practices. A main priority will be the development of the Rogers Place and Ice District security plan.

“We are delighted to add Kevin and Darcy to the OEG team. Both are well-respected members of the community, with distinguished careers in law enforcement and public service,” said Oilers Entertainment Group CEO Bob Nicholson. “We want to create a safe and welcoming experience at Rogers Place and Ice District for our customers, fans and staff 365 days a year, whether at a hockey game, concert, going out for dinner or living and working in Ice District.”

Nicholson added, “We are building something special in the heart of downtown Edmonton and with that comes a responsibility for safety and security. That can only happen through strong collaboration with our partners and through good communication and outreach in the community where we operate.”

“Darcy and I are delighted to join the OEG team to help build the best organization possible. This is a tremendous opportunity to be a part of something special in Edmonton and develop a people-centred approach to OEG’s security and risk management portfolio,” said Galvin. “We will always cherish our time with the Edmonton Police Service and view this as an extension of our careers in law enforcement. Our focus will be collaboration with key stakeholders to deliver the best possible experience at Rogers Place and Ice District.”

Strang added, “My career with the Edmonton Police Service was incredibly rewarding. I had a chance to work with great people, committed to serving the community. The opportunity ahead at OEG is exciting as this is another opportunity to serve the community as our development transforms the city.”

Galvin held numerous posts during his career at EPS including Superintendent, Operational Support Division leading the Police Communications Branch, Traffic Services Branch and Field Response Branch; Inspector, Policing Support Branch; Inspector, Seconded to the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit; Inspector, Organized Crime Branch; and Staff Sergeant, Disaster and Emergency Operations Section, amongst other postings. Galvin’s strong community involvement also includes serving on the Chief’s Advisory Council for diverse communities and the Edmonton Police Foundation.

Strang also held numerous senior posts during his career at EPS including Staff Sergeant, Homicide Section; Staff Sergeant, Domestic Offender Crimes Section; Staff Sergeant, Professional Standards Branch; and Acting Inspector, Field Response Branch, amongst other postings. Strang is a strong community advocate leading many initiatives related to drug prevention and was an intricate part of the Edmonton Police Foundation for nine years.