Happy Holidays from the Surrey RCMP
2016-12-20 08:09 PST
Happy holidays! I hope you are able to enjoy some relaxing time with friends and family over the holiday season. Your Surrey RCMP will continue to be hard at work throughout Christmas and New Year’s, ensuring our city’s residents, businesses and visitors stay safe.
At this time of year, it is great to see so many people lend a helping hand to those who are less fortunate in our communities. Earlier this month we hosted 11 Pack the Police Car events to support our local food banks and some of our police officers and staff have been entertaining local seniors with caroling (you can watch one of our more talented officers singing Hallelujah here). Internally, our detachment staff are also holding a toy drive and collecting blankets for the homeless. Everywhere I go in Surrey these days, I see similar acts of kindness. This is indeed what makes the City of Surrey a great place.
Beyond the holiday season, we continue our work to protect the citizens of Surrey, particularly those who are more vulnerable. Our recently announced Surrey Outreach Team is working closely with the homeless on 135A Street; our expanded Diversity & Community Engagement Unit is engaging with more new immigrants, families and cultural groups; our Police Mental Health Intervention Unit is assisting clients with mental health needs who have contact with police; and our Youth Unit and Surrey Gang Enforcement Team are connecting with local youth to encourage them to make positive life choices through our Code Blue fitness program, Wrap program and End Gang Life presentations.
Our policing priorities and initiatives continue to evolve along with the changing needs of this dynamic and growing city. We look forward to working with you in 2017 as we continue to improve public safety in Surrey.
On behalf of all of us at Surrey Detachment, I wish you and yours a festive and safe holiday season.
Chief Superintendent Dwayne McDonald
Officer in Charge, Surrey Detachment
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