Community policing requires a collaborative approach to public safety and the fostering of community partnerships. SPS is committed to community engagement and finding innovative ways for Surrey citizens to regularly provide input into SPS’s policing priorities.

2021 Community Consultation

From June to October 2021, SPS and the Surrey Police Board undertook a three-part community consultation project which will provide the foundation for the development of a community policing model and SPS’s first strategic plan.

This community consultation initiative included a community survey, stakeholder interviews, and focus groups. In total, over 1,200 Surrey citizens were consulted. The sample sizes used for this consultation are considered statistically accurate for Surrey’s population by the independent researchers involved in this project.

The results from this consultation will be used to inform SPS’s 2022 strategic plan, as well as the development of a community policing service delivery model, which will be operationalized when SPS becomes the police agency of jurisdiction.

The results of the 2021 community consultation are shared in two reports completed by independent researchers and an executive summary, which has been translated into four additional languages.