The first group of experienced police officers with Surrey Police Service (SPS) will be assuming operational policing duties, following an orientation with Surrey RCMP that began on November 29th.
While the public can expect to see officers in both the RCMP and SPS uniforms responding to calls for service, all contact information and police station locations remain the same. The public will continue to report crime and suspicious activity to the Surrey RCMP non-emergency number at 604-599-0502 (911 for emergencies) or report online. As part of a phased, integrated policing transition, SPS officers will primarily be supporting Frontline operations within the RCMP Municipal Policing Unit (Surrey RCMP) with a small number assigned to the General Investigation Unit, providing 24/7 support on Major Crime investigations.
Our top priority throughout this transition is and will remain public safety, says Assistant Commissioner Brian Edwards, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP.
Our officers have a long history of dedicated service to our community. We have a strong working relationship with Chief Constable Lipinski and SPS, and we share a commitment to keeping our community safe.
During this initial phase of the policing transition, the Surrey RCMP will continue to be in command as the police force of jurisdiction, overseeing all operational policing matters and the delivery of policing programs and services.