Surrey Police Service

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum. (Now-Leader file photo)

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum ‘absents’ himself from Surrey Police Board meetings

McCallum has been under pressure to step down as chairman of the Surrey Police Board until his criminal charge of public mischief is dealt with in court.

 

Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke, pictured in 2021, and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum, pictured in 2022. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

Locke says if she were on Surrey Police Board she’d resign

Councillor filed complaint with Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner concerning McCallum’s chairmanship with criminal charge against him

 

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating a police shooting on a busy Surrey street following calls about a woman with a weapon Tuesday afternoon (May 24). (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

‘So abrupt’: Woman witnesses police officer shoot woman in Surrey

B.C.’s police watchdog is investigating after a woman was injured after being shot by an officer

 

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during an event at Surrey City Hall on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

Calls for Surrey mayor to quit grow louder

McCallum’s critics emboldened by report claiming he denied police board’s request to step aside

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during an event at Surrey City Hall on Oct. 5, 2021. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski, left, speaks during a joint press conference with Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Police Service outlines goal for 295 officers by May 2023

Joint statement details plans for Surrey RCMP’s ‘demobilization’

Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski, left, speaks during a joint press conference with Surrey RCMP Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke, pictured in 2021, and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum, pictured in 2022. (File photos: Lauren Collins)

Mayoral candidates disagree about what Police Act reform report means for Surrey

Locke says provincial police force ‘does not mesh’ with SPS, while McCallum says municipal service will continue

Surrey Coun. and mayoral candidate Brenda Locke, pictured in 2021, and Surrey Mayor and mayoral candidate Doug McCallum, pictured in 2022. (File photos: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski takes questions after his speech during a luncheon at 5 Star Catering in Cloverdale. Scott Wheatley (left) and the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon. (Photo: Malin Jordan)

Guests get into emotionally-charged exchange at Cloverdale chamber event

Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski spoke at recent luncheon

Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski takes questions after his speech during a luncheon at 5 Star Catering in Cloverdale. Scott Wheatley (left) and the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce hosted the luncheon. (Photo: Malin Jordan)
Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during the opening of a supportive housing project in Surrey April 21, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)

McCallum agrees with Police Act reform report that says mayors should not serve as board chair

This comes as committee release 11 recommendations, including establishing provincial force

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum during the opening of a supportive housing project in Surrey April 21, 2022. (Photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norman Lipinski will speak at the next Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. (Submitted photo)

Head of the Surrey Police Service to chat at Chamber lunch

Norm Lipinski to speak at next luncheon April 26

Surrey Police Service Chief Constable Norman Lipinski will speak at the next Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce Luncheon. (Submitted photo)
Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Services officers on patrol in the city. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

25 more SPS officers to hit Surrey’s streets this week

That will bring the total to 66 since last November

Surrey RCMP and Surrey Police Services officers on patrol in the city. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

LIPINSKI: When it comes to policing in Surrey, facts are important

Public safety is too important for any of us to be swayed by headlines and social media posts

  • Mar 16, 2022
Surrey’s police transition is one of the largest – if not the largest – in Canadian history, so it is no surprise that it takes time, says Surrey Police Service Chief Norm Lipinski. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
A Surrey police officer was stabbed while making an arrest in Whalley early Wednesday evening. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)

Woman, 27, charged in Surrey Police Service officer stabbing

Kimberly Mendoza Rodriguez is charged with aggravated assault

A Surrey police officer was stabbed while making an arrest in Whalley early Wednesday evening. (Photo: Shane MacKichan)
A Surrey Police Service officer was stabbed during an arrest Monday (March 9) in the 12300-block of 99A Ave. (Shane MacKichan photo)

Surrey Police Service officer stabbed during arrest

Officer sustained non-life-threatening injuries, one woman in custody

A Surrey Police Service officer was stabbed during an arrest Monday (March 9) in the 12300-block of 99A Ave. (Shane MacKichan photo)
Surrey mayoral candidate says Surrey exchanging control of policing from Ottawa to Victoria but police board executive says that’s not the case. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey’s trading cop control from Ottawa to Victoria, mayoral candidate Brenda Locke says

Melissa Granum, executive director of the Surrey Police Board, says board members are ‘independent’ of government

Surrey mayoral candidate says Surrey exchanging control of policing from Ottawa to Victoria but police board executive says that’s not the case. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski (pictured left) signing first collective agreement with Staff Sgt. Rick Stewart, President of the Surrey Police Union, on Wednesday, March 2. (Photo: SPS) 
Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski (pictured left) signing first collective agreement with Staff Sgt. Rick Stewart, President of the Surrey Police Union, on Wednesday March 2, 2022. (Photo: SPS)

Surrey Police Service signs first contract with union

It carries a wage increase of 3 per cent per year over the life of the contract, effective March 3, 2022 to Dec. 31, 2024

Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski (pictured left) signing first collective agreement with Staff Sgt. Rick Stewart, President of the Surrey Police Union, on Wednesday, March 2. (Photo: SPS) 
Surrey Police Service Chief Const. Norm Lipinski (pictured left) signing first collective agreement with Staff Sgt. Rick Stewart, President of the Surrey Police Union, on Wednesday March 2, 2022. (Photo: SPS)
An example of Surrey Mounties and Surrey Police Service officers patrolling the city’s streets together. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)

FOCUS: Can the Surrey policing transition be stopped?

We explore that question in this second of a two-part series examining mayoral candidate Brenda Locke’s pledge, if elected mayor with a supportive majority on Oct. 15, to put the brakes on the controversial transition

An example of Surrey Mounties and Surrey Police Service officers patrolling the city’s streets together. (File photo: Shane MacKichan)
Surrey city Councillor Brenda Locke announcing her intention to run for Surrey mayor, on July 21, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

FOCUS: Brenda Locke renews pledge to stop Surrey policing transition if elected mayor

To do this, she says she will need sufficient support on council after the Oct. 15 civic election

Surrey city Councillor Brenda Locke announcing her intention to run for Surrey mayor, on July 21, 2021. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
A Surrey Police Service car not yet on patrol. (File photo: Lauren Collins)

Surrey Police Service strategic plan for 2022 ‘extremely light on substance,’ critic says

Plan released Thursday ‘primarily informed’ by community consultation process from June to October last year, chief says

A Surrey Police Service car not yet on patrol. (File photo: Lauren Collins)
Surrey Police Service cruiser. (File photo)

Surrey Police Service expects to deploy 175 more officers in 2022

That will bring the total to 225 by the end of the year

Surrey Police Service cruiser. (File photo)
A screengrab of a video showing Surrey Police Service officers walking by a rally, made up of Keep the RCMP in Surrey supporters, who were protesting during Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance on Jan. 25, 2022. (Image: laurenpcollins1/Twitter)

Surrey Police board, union demand apology after Locke ‘ridiculed’ officers in tweet

Since-deleted tweets from Locke, Surrey Connect said walk-by was ‘intimidating’ and a ‘show of force’

A screengrab of a video showing Surrey Police Service officers walking by a rally, made up of Keep the RCMP in Surrey supporters, who were protesting during Mayor Doug McCallum’s first court appearance on Jan. 25, 2022. (Image: laurenpcollins1/Twitter)