Surrey Board of Trade Focuses their Hot Topic Dialogue on the RCMP or a Municipal Police Force in Surrey on January 29 -what does Surrey need for its public safety infrastructure?

The Surrey Board of Trade, as a city building business organization, continues their Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue Series in 2019.

The hot topic dialogue on January 29th will be Surrey’s transition to a municipal police force from the current Surrey RCMP.

“The Surrey Board of Trade offers this forum to dialogue on this topic and contribute ideas to the business organization’s advocacy agenda,” said Anita Huberman, CEO, Surrey Board of Trade.

“We want to seek the input of our panelists and those from the audience on what would have better outcomes for public safety in Surrey.”

This Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue will bring up key discussion points regarding:

  1. The costs and benefits of a municipal police force
  2. The costs and benefits of keeping the RCMP
  3. Transparency of existing transition process
  4. Provincial Government approval process
  5. Training and infrastructure required for a municipal police force
    ..and more.


  1. Kash Heed, former BC Solicitor General and Public Safety Minister as well as a Chief Constable of the West Vancouver Police Department
  2. Fraser McRae, former Assistant Commissioner and Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP
  3. Bob Rolls, former Deputy Chief Constable of the Vancouver Police Department. Mr. Rolls will reference his work on the Richmond Policy Study
  4. Mike Larsen, Chair Department of Criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU)

Date:  Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Location:  Civic Hotel Autograph Collections (13475 Central Avenue, Surrey)

Time:  Registration and Breakfast: 7:30am; Program: 8:00-9:30am

Admission:  Free, Registration required. Seats are limited.

Venue Sponsor:  Civic Hotel Autograph Collections

Media Sponsors:  Surrey Now-Leader Community Media, Fleetwood BIA, Newton BIA

To register for this Surrey Hot Topic Dialogue, please go to or call the Surrey Board of Trade at 604-581-7130.