Rodney Fong has been appointed as the new chair of Calgary's Police Commission.

Fong, who is a lawyer, previously served as the chair of the police commission in Lethbridge.

He replaces Mike Shaikh, who stepped aside in October.

The Calgary Police Commission provides civilian oversight to the Calgary Police Service. 

In consultation with the chief of police, the commission allocates funds provided by city council, monitors the complaint process and establishes policies to provide for efficient and effective policing.