2012-07-20 15:38 PDT
The spectre of the formation of a Hells Angel chapter in Surrey has garnered the attention of the Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP whom this afternoon issued a statement declaring the RCMP’s intention to do everything it can to disrupt those plans.
Superintendent Bill Fordy, who became the Officer in Charge at Surrey six weeks ago, says he has been in dialogue with support units such as the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit, City of Surrey, other law enforcement agencies, and government partners and has strategies in place to respond to the Hells Angels expansion plans.
Fordy, formerly of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team says:
Outlaw Motorcycle gangs are not welcome here or anywhere else. If the Hells Angels expect to set up a clubhouse in Surrey I am serving them notice right here and now that they are not welcome. I will use every lawful means at my disposal to ensure they understand that.
Surrey RCMP is well positioned with a number of already successful strategies, protocols, and practices in place to address organized crime groups. With the help of our municipal, provincial, and federal partners the City of Surrey will be a very unwelcome atmosphere for any organized crime group to ply their criminal enterprise.
Our well-balanced Crime Reduction Strategy and Prolific Offender Management Program provide a framework to disrupt any organized crime group operating within the City of Surrey. These programs are further supported by well-informed members of our Gang Enforcement Team and Criminal Intelligence Section. Most importantly the good citizens of Surrey will make it a very daunting task for the Hells Angels, or any other Organized Crime group, to flourish here.
At this time I will not discuss the specifics of our strategies to address this emerging threat, but I will say that I have allocated resources that I am confident will allow us to meet this threat head on.
Bill Fordy, Superintendent
Officer in Charge