#SPSFacts: Surrey Police Service Badge
Surrey Police Service Badge
Every picture tells a story and on May 4, 2021, the Surrey Police Service (SPS) added an important new chapter to its evolving history with the unveiling of the SPS badge, a visual tribute to Surrey’s Indigenous Peoples, its core policing beliefs and the citizens of Surrey.
#SPSFacts: The SPS badge includes the words honour, integrity and respect etched around the Coast Salish Eye; a checkered pattern and six stars—one for each of Surrey’s town centres
The three pictorial elements were envisioned by Heraldic artists of the Canadian Heraldic Authority and Leslie Wells, Semiahmoo First Nation artist. This design process cost approximately $3,000.
The Coast Salish Eye acknowledges the traditional ancestral and unceded territories of the Katzie, Kwantlen and Semiahmoo First Nations. Surrey Police Board Director and Chief of the Semiahmoo First Nation, Harley Chappell, provided a traditional First Nations welcome and relayed the inspiration for the inclusion of the Coast Salish Eye.
The check (fess) pattern is a nod to Sir Robert Peel, whose nine principles of policing are widely accepted as the foundation of community policing. The fess pattern is taken from the hatband of the Surrey Police in England.
#SPSFacts: The themes of crime prevention, community trust, and engagement will be key tenets of the Surrey Police Service. The first SPS badge will be emblazed with the number 22 in memory of the 21 sworn members of the original Surrey municipal police department (1887-1951), including Constable Edmund T. Wade and Constable George McDonald, killed in the line of duty in 1927.
Vision and Values
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski has announced the SPS vision—a promise to the citizens of Surrey to ensure the SPS is a progressive, community-based police service that values diversity, partnerships, and accountability as it works to enhance public safety and community well-being.
Supporting the SPS vision are its values: honour, integrity, respect, courage, compassion, and inclusive. Read the full news release.
#SPSFacts: The SPS vision is about progressiveness, community, diversity, partnerships and accountability—all in service to public safety and well-being. We believe we are safer and stronger, when we work together.
Information Sessions for Experienced Officers and Potential New Recruits set for May/June
Note: Pre-registration is not required. Links to join the information sessions will be posted on the Surrey Police Service website on the day of each session.
- May 13 at 6:30 pm – Hear directly from Chief Constable Lipinski and SPS’ Deputy Chiefs about our vision, values, bureaus, and priorities.
- May 27 at 6:30 pm – Deputy Chiefs and Superintendents to cover information of special interest to experienced officers including hiring timelines, career opportunities, compensation & benefits and municipal applicants and RCMP applicants
- June 24 at 6:30 pm – Deputy Chiefs and HR experts to share what new recruits should know about a career in policing and with SPS.
#SPSFacts: Chief Constable Norm Lipinski is focused on building a new locally-responsive, community-centered police service that will provide the highest level of safety and service to the citizens of Surrey.
Learn more about upcoming Information Sessions.