May 10, 2023
SPS Media Release

Surrey Police Service (SPS) has just released its 2022 Report to the Community, entitled “A New Era of Policing for Surrey”. The report covers the significant work that was done throughout 2022 to build SPS, advance the policing transition, and create meaningful change in Surrey’s policing model.  

With a global demand for changes in policing, the SPS Report to the Community notes that SPS is at the forefront of these changes as Canada’s newest police service. SPS’s efforts to “go beyond the status quo” in the areas of meaningful change, community, equity and safety, accessibility, and wellness are highlighted in the Report. 

“Surrey Police Service continued its exponential growth and development in 2022, building a municipal police service for Surrey,” says Chief Constable Norm Lipinski in the Report to the Community. “We marked a number of key milestones, including the release of our first community-informed strategic plan, welcoming our first classes of Recruit Constables, and more than doubling our staff team.” 

The Report provides an update on the progress made in Surrey’s policing transition, including the deployment of SPS officers into eleven different operational units. SPS also shares how it is listening to all voices in the community, changing police training and practices to meet public expectations, proactively providing accessible information to the public and media, and reimaging police workplace culture to be employee-centric and trauma responsive.  

“We are immensely proud of the progress the hard-working people of SPS have made in building what is now the second-largest municipal police service in British Columbia,” states the Surrey Police Board in their message inside the Report. 

View or download the Surrey Police Service 2022 Report to the Community at  

Contact Info

Ian MacDonald 
Surrey Police Service 
Media Liaison 
Phone: 604-349-6985