Statement from Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards on Announcement of Surrey Police Board
2020-06-29 14:27 PDT
Today the Province of British Columbia and the City of Surrey announced the formation of the Surrey Police Board. This was an expected development, following Minister Farnworth’s announcement in February, and is one of many steps in the creation of a municipal police department in Surrey.
I look forward to hearing the specific details on what the transition from the RCMP to a municipal police force will look like. These details and the timeline will be negotiated by Public Safety Canada and the Surrey Police Board.
The RCMP is a contract service provider in Surrey and, as such, we do not have a role in the decision-making process for this transition. However, we do have a role in this community. We police Surrey with passion, skill and experience, and we have many strong partnerships here that have been developed over many decades. We will continue to police Surrey with pride for as long as we are contracted to do so.
I thank the community for their outstanding and continuing support.
Cpl. Joanie Sidhu
Media Relations Officer
14355 57 Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3X 1A9
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