Surrey Police Force

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

 

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

 

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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

 

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)
Surrey Police Board on a patio at city hall, in a photo posted to surreypolice.ca.

Four Surrey Police Board members re-appointed

Meanwhile, Meena Brisard, Elizabeth Model and Jim Carwana’s terms are set to end on Dec. 31, 2021

Surrey Police Board on a patio at city hall, in a photo posted to surreypolice.ca.
Photo Surrey Police Service

Surrey Police Service cops to be sworn-in this month

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski said it’s an ‘important milestone’ for both the SPS and City of Surrey

Photo Surrey Police Service
Darlene Bennett. (Submitted photo)

OUR VIEW: Surrey woman proves you can fight city hall

Darlene Bennett has scored a milestone achievement in what’s been a raging debate since city council took power in 2018

  • Jun 23, 2021
Darlene Bennett. (Submitted photo)
Surrey Police Board on a patio at city hall, in a photo posted to surreypolice.ca.
Surrey Police Board on a patio at city hall, in a photo posted to surreypolice.ca.
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August 2019 about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)

UPDATE: Elections BC approves petition application for referendum on Surrey policing transition

Application was filed under Recall and Initiative Act by the widow of a Surrey murder victim

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum speaks at a press conference in August 2019 about provincial government approval of the city’s change to a municipal force, joined by councillors (from left) Mandeep Nagra, Allison Patton and Doug Elford. Members of the National Police Federation claim there is still no transition plan in place although Surrey RCMP’s contract with the city is due to end March 31.(File photo)
Ian MacDonald, spokesman for Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)

Surrey Police Service launches public consultation campaign

This is to help the SPS form its first strategic plan

Ian MacDonald, spokesman for Surrey Police Service. (Submitted photo)