Surrey Gang Enforcement Team expands popular gang prevention program


2019-09-26 09:00 PDT

The Surrey RCMP Gang Enforcement Team (SGET) is launching a second module in their Shattering the Image anti-gang presentation series that focuses on the importance of mentorship and leadership for youth.

Shattering the Image is an anti-gang presentation that is tailor-made for Surrey youth, parents, educators and community groups. The first module, Understanding Gangs launched in 2017 after SGET police officers identified a need for gang related information that was specific to Surrey. Over the past two years, Shattering the Image has been presented to thousands of youth and hundreds of adults including educators, parents, and new immigrants.

As SGET members spoke with youth during Shattering the Image presentations, they saw an opportunity to highlight the importance of choices and influences. This led to the development of a second Shattering the Image module that aims to develop leadership in youth, and impress on them the importance of both being a positive role model and having a positive role model.

Shattering the Image – Mentorship and Leadership will be presented for the first time on September 26th at Tamanawis Secondary School to over 300 Grade 8 and 9 students.

’Shattering the Image’ is part of the Surrey RCMP’s long-term strategy to address the issue of youth criminal involvement, says Sergeant Mike Sanchez of the Surrey Gang Enforcement Team. We recognize the need for our community to have gang-related information that is specific to Surrey and with this new module, we will promoting positive choices for kids and accessible support and guidance to parents.

Both modules of Shattering the Image can be adapted to suit youth and adult audiences.

To request a Shattering the Image presentation for your school or group, contact the Surrey RCMP at  

If you are a parent and have concerns that your child may be getting involved with dangerous or illegal activity, assistance is available through the Surrey RCMP’s Parent Helpline at 604-599-7800.

Released by

Cpl. Elenore Sturko

Media Relations Officer
Surrey RCMP
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
Office: 604-599-7776


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