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Policing TransitionPolicing services in Surrey are now transitioning from the RCMP to the Surrey Police Service (SPS), which was created as an independent police service by the Surrey Police Board in 2020.
Information SessionsWe’re hosting a series of Information Sessions for experienced police officers or those considering a career in policing to share our values, outline our priorities, and provide updates on timelines, deployment plans and our commitment to employees.
Surrey Police Service Vaccination PolicyOn October 15, 2021, the Surrey Police Board approved a new policy that requires all Surrey Police Service (SPS) officers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by November 30, 2021.
Surrey is entering an exciting phase in its growth, and like other large cities in Canada it will have its own local police service, accountable to a locally appointed Police Board.
An independent municipal police service will:
- Continue to enhance community safety through community-responsive approaches to policing
- Emphasize collaboration with community partners to address underlying social issues
- Improve accountability through a Police Board made up of local residents
- Allocate resources based on local priorities and issues
- Respond quickly to address new and emerging issues (e.g., opioid crisis)
- Ensure policing and City priorities are aligned
- Attract and retain sworn officers who can build their career in Surrey
- Include members from diverse backgrounds that reflect our community
As Surrey continues to evolve and grow, our local police service will be able to respond quickly to the changing needs of our citizens.