A Delayed BC Government Decision on Surrey’s Policing Future is Unacceptable

On January 26, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth indicated that the BC Government requires more information before deciding on Surrey’s police transition.

“We are extremely disappointed that the BC Government has compromised the public safety of our businesses and residents,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO, Surrey Board of Trade. “Our position is to retain the RCMP as Surrey’s public safety infrastructure. This continued delay in decision making by the BC Government holds Surrey as an economic hostage because economic investment decisions are being delayed without knowing what the future holds.”

“The request for more information does not clarify what information was missing in the original submissions provided by the City of Surrey, the Surrey RCMP and the Surrey Police Service. This signals a further lack of transparency to the public and business community. Further, no timeline was given to the public on when a decision will be made.”


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,