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Public Safety & Police Services Transition

Department Overview

The General Manager, Policing Transition oversees Public Safety Strategies and RCMP Support Services, and is responsible for the implementation of a transition plan to establish a Surrey Municipal Police Department (SPD). This department brings City resources together with our partners to deliver programs and services that promote and ensure safety and wellbeing for our citizens.

Department Structure

Public Safety Strategies

The Public Safety office is responsible for developing, implementing and monitoring the City of Surrey Public Safety Strategy, an evidence-based approach aligned with the vision and strategic goals of Council. The Public Safety Strategy fosters collaboration across all areas of operations in the City. The Strategy prioritizes over 30 strategic initiatives that support the following four priorities:

  • Preventing and Reducing Crime
  • Ensuring Safe Places
  • Building Community Capacity
  • Supporting Vulnerable People

The Public Safety Strategy is a living document and will be added to and refined over time through a process of consultation with the community and our partners.  As new issues are identified, new responses will be put in place to address these.

RCMP Support Services

The City of Surrey contracts policing services from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). As part of this contract, the City provides support services through municipal employees that administer police systems, provide analytical and strategic support, and manage equipment and vehicle fleets.

The RCMP Support Services Division is responsible for providing support to the operations of the RCMP members in the Surrey detachments and is part of the Public Safety office.

Key Contacts

General Manager, Policing Transition
Terry Waterhouse
Email: publicsafety@surrey.ca

Public Safety Strategies Manager
Phillipa Sanderson
(604) 591-4596

Administrative Coordinator
Marion Chow
(604)  598-5704

General Contact Information
Email: publicsafety@surrey.ca
Fax: 604-591-4357
Mail: City of Surrey Public Safety Department
13450 104 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3T 1V8

Learn more about Public Safety in Surrey.