Exceptional performance has landed Calgary’s police chief a pay raise and three extra years on the job.

Police Chief Rick Hanson said he’s looking forward to following through with long-term goals.

“Some of the most innovative things we’re doing today relate to the partnership between the city, between so many agencies ... what we’re doing is so unique in targeting the root causes of crime here,” he said.

Hanson said the work of the Calgary Police Service is a partnership between the officers, the City of Calgary and numerous civic partnerships.

“It’s a great honour, actually, to be the chief in this city. Not only because Calgary is a great city with great people but it’s got 2,500 men and women who devote so much time and effort to keeping the city safe,” said Hanson.

Mayor Naheed Nenshi said his job is made easier knowing Hanson is at the helm of the police force.

“Chief Hanson has been an extraordinary leader, not only for the Calgary Police Service but for Calgary as a whole,” said Nenshi.

The value of Hanson’s new deal was not disclosed.

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