Fourteen More Recruit Constables Join Surrey Police Service
Surrey Police Service (SPS), now the second largest municipal police agency in British Columbia, has hired its second class of recruit police officers. This group of fourteen will now begin their training at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) to become certified municipal police officers, following a swearing in ceremony that was held by SPS on September 9th.
Like the first SPS recruit class, this group of recruits embodies diversity, exceptional academic and work histories, and a commitment to community. The eight female and six male recruit officers have an average age of 27.5 years and collectively speak seven different languages – English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, French, Spanish and Gujarati. The group not only reflects Surrey’s cultural diversity with ten of the fourteen individuals identifying as visible minorities, but they also have deep connections to Surrey with the majority being raised, educated, and residing in the community.
“Commitment to the community we serve is what Surrey Police Service is about and this quality is clearly demonstrated by our newest recruits,” says Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. “This is an impressive and exceptional group, and I know they look forward to engaging with the citizens of Surrey through their policing careers with SPS.”
The recruits bring a wide range of work experiences ranging from trades, to teaching, to social and health services. Volunteerism is also a predominant theme with this group with contributions to crime prevention, women’s support services, youth sports and elder support. Many in the group also have impressive athletic backgrounds that include soccer, Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, national level wrestling, the Canadian Football League, and international martial arts.
Surrey Police Service now has a total of 328 employees, comprised of 274 sworn police officers/recruits and 54 civilian staff. SPS continues its hiring of experienced and recruit police officers as well as integral civilian support positions as the organization advances toward becoming the police of jurisdiction for Surrey. If you are interested in joining SPS please visit “Careers” at www.surreypolice.ca.
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