The Surrey Police Service is a progressive, community-based police service that values diversity, partnerships, and accountability as it works to enhance public safety and community well-being.
We serve our community with pride and can be depended on to uphold the public’s trust in everything we do.
We are honest, ethical, and accountable, committed to doing what is right and to guarding the rights and security of others.
We recognize each person’s inherent dignity and worth, and work to build strong, healthy, collaborative relationships within our community and team.
We respond to the moral and physical challenges of policing with purpose and determination persevering in the face of adversity and fear.
We work to listen, understand and help, responding to the suffering of others with empathy, humility, and concern.
We welcome and celebrate diverse peoples, cultures and ideas, knowing that—together—we can achieve more.
Safer. Stronger. Together
Meet Chief Constable Norm Lipinski
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski brings more than 40 years of policing experience to Surrey including serving as Deputy Chief for both the Delta Police Service and the Edmonton Police Service, as well as Assistant Commissioner for the RCMP.
“What really drives us is making a difference to the citizens of Surrey."
Learn more about Surrey Police Service’s first Chief Constable, Norm Lipinski.
Building the Surrey Police Service
Surrey Police will be a modern, urban and community responsive police service designed from day one to address the needs of Surrey.
As a local police service, it is governed by a civilian Police Board appointed by the Province of BC and is led Chief Constable Norm Lipinski, appointed by the Board in November 2020
The journey to establish an independent local police service began in 2018 with a unanimous motion of City Council. Work is well underway to put in place, the necessary people and infrastructure to begin operation of Surrey’s new local police service.
Surrey Police Service Infrastructure and Recruitment
- Officer Recruitment and training begins
- Surrey Police Service infrastructure, staff, and resources in place
Municipal Agreement Terminates
Municipal Police Unit Agreement with the Province to provide contract policing will terminate when Surrey Police Service assumes full jurisdiction to deliver policing services in Surrey
Surrey has an unique opportunity to build a new community responsive policing model that addresses the specific issues in our community and will be designed from day one to reflect the community it serves. The infographic below shows some key characteristics of this young, diverse, and vibrant city.