Our Vision

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.

 

Our Values

Honour

We serve our community with pride and can be depended on to uphold the public’s trust in everything we do.

Integrity

We are honest, ethical, and accountable, committed to doing what is right and to guarding the rights and security of others.

Respect

We recognize each person’s inherent dignity and worth, and work to build strong, healthy, collaborative relationships within our community and team.

Courage

We respond to the moral and physical challenges of policing with purpose and determination persevering in the face of adversity and fear.

Compassion

We work to listen, understand and help, responding to the suffering of others with empathy, humility, and concern.

Inclusiveness

We welcome and celebrate diverse peoples, cultures and ideas, knowing that—together—we can achieve more.

 

Our Motto

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.

  • Completed
  • Started
  • Pending
STEP ONE: Council Motion - Completed November 5, 2018

STEP TWO: State of the City - Completed May 7, 2019

STEP THREE: Citizen Engagement Launches - Completed May–June 2019

STEP FOUR: Submit Transition Plan - Completed May 22, 2019

STEP FIVE: Report on Citizen Input to Council - Completed July 22, 2019

STEP SIX: Interim Police Transition Advisory Committee Established - Completed July 22, 2019

STEP SEVEN: Approval of Transition Plan - Completed August 22, 2019

STEP EIGHT: Establishment of Joint Committee - Completed August 22, 2019

STEP NINE: Joint Committee Submits Report - Completed December 23, 2019

STEP TEN: Appointment of a Police Board - Completed June 29, 2020

STEP ELEVEN: Surrey Police Service Established – Completed August 6, 2020

STEP TWELVE: Recruit Chief Constable - Completed November 20, 2020

STEP THIRTEEN

Surrey Police Service Infrastructure and Recruitment

  • Officer Recruitment and training begins
  • Surrey Police Service infrastructure, staff, and resources in place 
STEP FOURTEEN

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 Today

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.

    Infographic of Surrey's population and other characteristics.