Surrey Police Force

Frank Bucholtz column

AND FRANKLY: Policing transition vote a ‘momentous step’ in Surrey politics

Monday night’s vote on the Surrey policing transition was a momentous step.…

  • Nov 17, 2022

 

Coun. Brenda Locke is Surrey Connect’s mayoral candidate. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Connect slams second SPS wage increase in 18 months

‘They’re not really even operational yet,’ Coun. Brenda Locke says

 

Twenty-nine Surrey Police Service officers have been on patrol with Surrey Mounties since late November 2021. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Surrey Police Service officers on patrol with Mounties hit 1,000 case-call mark

Twenty-nine SPS officers have been deployed so far while more are waiting in the wings

 

Stay up to date on the Surrey Police Service transition by visiting the “Transition” page on the SPS website: www.surreypolice.ca/about/policing-transition.

SPS working to ensure safe, stable policing transition

Measured approach taken in hiring for Surrey’s new police service

  • Dec 13, 2021
Stay up to date on the Surrey Police Service transition by visiting the “Transition” page on the SPS website: www.surreypolice.ca/about/policing-transition.
(Photo: Lauren Collins)

LIPINSKI: Thanks to ‘the creative and brave,’ Surrey Police Service is proudly taking shape

Past 12 months have been some of the busiest of my career, but also some of the most rewarding

  • Dec 8, 2021
(Photo: Lauren Collins)
The fifty Surrey Police Service police officers in this first cohort bring an average of eight years of policing experience to Surrey.

Fifty SPS officers ready for deployment

Surrey Police Service gears up for first Surrey deployment

  • Nov 29, 2021
The fifty Surrey Police Service police officers in this first cohort bring an average of eight years of policing experience to Surrey.
Left: Surrey Police Service reveal the uniform officers will be wearing once they start patrolling the streets. Right: Surrey City Councillor Jack Hundial.

LETTER: Hundial’s bravado is artifact of toxic police culture that will soon be gone from Surrey

‘Grow a pair?’ For its part, Surrey Police Service is building an inclusive and compassionate culture

  • Nov 26, 2021
Left: Surrey Police Service reveal the uniform officers will be wearing once they start patrolling the streets. Right: Surrey City Councillor Jack Hundial.
By Nov. 30, 2021, 50 experienced Surrey Police Service (SPS) officers will be assigned to duties within the RCMP Municipal Police Unit in Surrey (Surrey RCMP). This is the first step in the phased, integrated transition process.

Surrey Police Service prepares for initial deployment

First group of 50 SPS officers set to hit the streets by November 30

  • Nov 8, 2021
By Nov. 30, 2021, 50 experienced Surrey Police Service (SPS) officers will be assigned to duties within the RCMP Municipal Police Unit in Surrey (Surrey RCMP). This is the first step in the phased, integrated transition process.
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Surrey Police Service’s projected spending in 2021 fiscal year is $25.4 million

Model said by the end of 2021, the SPS expects to carry forward $18.3 million to 2022 and beyond

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Surrey Police Service cruiser. (File photo)

Surrey Police Service and board seeing ‘lot of action’ on FOI front, lawyer says

Roughly 11,000 pages of Freedom of Information-related documents reviewed so far

Surrey Police Service cruiser. (File photo)
Surrey Police Service cruiser. (Submitted photo)

Safe Surrey Coalition votes in amended bylaw to indemnify SPS officers

Federal government indemnifies Surrey’s Mounties while City of Surrey covers civilian employees working with RCMP

Surrey Police Service cruiser. (Submitted photo)
Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)

Surrey Police Vote files intimidation complaint against mayor with Elections BC

Group alleges McCallum threatened to have bylaws enforcement officers evict petitioners

Keep the RCMP in Surrey campaign founder Ivan Scott (left) speaks to Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum in South Surrey Saturday Sept. 4. (@captainramona Twitter photo)
Surrey Police Service spokesman Ian MacDonald. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Police Service hires 100th officer

All told, 25 new officers came on board on Sept. 7, including a constable that made for the 100th

Surrey Police Service spokesman Ian MacDonald. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)

Surrey RCMP, Surrey Police Service top bosses on passing the baton

‘As we build up, they scale down. That is the transition,’ says Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, of the Surrey Police Service

Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, in charge of the Surrey RCMP. (Photo: Tom Zytaruk)
Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)

Surrey Police Service opponents push back on Nov. 30 cop deployment date

‘The fact that only 50 officers can be deployed speaks volumes to the lack of interest from officers signing up,’ Surrey Connect says

Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)
Photo Surrey Police Service

First group of 50 Surrey Police Service cops to patrol streets by end of November

Forty will be on the road and 10 will be doing investigative detective work, alongside the RCMP

Photo Surrey Police Service
Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)

Surrey taxpayers already on hook for $2.1M in wages before 46 SPS cops were sworn in

That was to June 30, SPS spokesman Ian MacDonald confirmed Tuesday

Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)
Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)

Surrey Police Board says council can’t ‘unilaterally’ pause or stop transition

Brenda Locke vows if elected mayor to slam brakes on the policing transition from Surrey RCMP to Surrey Police Service

Some of the 46 officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – were sworn in to the Surrey Police Service on July 16. (SPS photo)
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski (at podium) with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and police board member Harley Chappell at swearing-in ceremony for Surrey Police Service officers. (SPS photo)

Lipinski notes Surrey RCMP – not SPS – still the city’s police of jurisdiction

Forty-six SPS officers sworn-in last week should only act in cases of property damage or somebody’s life being at risk, chief constable says

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski (at podium) with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and police board member Harley Chappell at swearing-in ceremony for Surrey Police Service officers. (SPS photo)
Some of the officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on Friday. (SPS photo)

Forty-six cops sworn in to Surrey Police Service

Friday marked fledgling force’s first swearing-in ceremony as it embarks on biggest police-force transition in Canadian history

Some of the officers – excluding those who have or will do covert police work – who were sworn-in to the Surrey Police Service on Friday. (SPS photo)