Shaping the Future of Policing in Surrey

Here to Serve

As a progressive, community-based police service. Surrey Police Service (SPS) is here to serve the citizens of Surrey. SPS has already hired over 400 employees and will grow to be the second largest police agency in BC.

As a local police service, we can focus on public safety issues that are a priority for Surrey residents and allocate resources to respond quickly to emerging trends. We are accountable to the community through civilian oversight and publicly available financials.

Once SPS becomes the police of jurisdiction on November 29, 2024, Surrey will have its own municipal police service with the latest technology, training, and progressive practices – to specifically serve Surrey’s needs.

Policing transition

In 2018, the City of Surrey decided to transition from the RCMP to its own municipal police service. The Province of BC approved this change and work began on the transition from the RCMP to Surrey Police Service.

Phase 1 - Blended SPS-RCMP Policing (Nov. 2021-Nov. 2024)

SPS officers are integrated into the Surrey RCMP detachment, while RCMP officers are redeployed to other RCMP detachments/units. SPS officers work under the operational command of the RCMP, which is the current police of jurisdiction.

Phase 2 - Change of Command (Nov. 29, 2024)

The Province of BC has determined that SPS will become the police of jurisdiction on November 29, 2024. On this date, SPS will become responsible for policing and law enforcement in Surrey.

Learn more about the transition timeline, costs, and other FAQs.

Joining Surrey Police Service

We’re looking for experienced officers, new recruits, and civilians who are passionate about community policing. Learn more about the many career opportunities at SPS.

Why Join SPS


Cst. Nicole Trouw

There’s so much opportunity and diversity with Surrey Police Service. Big city policing with community-policing roots – that’s why I joined SPS.