On October 20, 2010, Surrey RCMP employee Garry Calder was named
Crime Stopper of the Year for his contributions to the Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers program.
As a Quality Assurance Manager at Surrey Detachment, Calder also acts as a liaison with Crime Stoppers managing the tips and information that come in from the public to the Detachment.
Garry has a keen eye and insures the tips are assigned to the proper investigators and always makes sure they provide us with timely updates, says Metro Vancouver Crime Stoppers Coordinator Deborah Martens.
Surrey is one of the busier jurisdictions when it comes to Crime Stoppers tips, but Garry has a system in place that really works well.
His dedication to this very important component of police service has paid off tremendously, says Surrey RCMP S/Sgt. Ben Bentley, Senior Admin NCO. "Garry is a key fixture at the Detachment."
Last year the Surrey RCMP received over 250 Crime Stoppers tips from the public regarding crime in our city. Crime Stoppers allows police officers and highly trained civilian staff to take tips from local citizens and provide information to investigators which can be vital in the solution of a crime. Through various program funding, the Surrey RCMP and the City of Surrey work in partnership with policing partners like Metro Vancouver Crimestoppers in order to help stop crime in its tracks.