Surrey Board of Trade Statement on BC Government Decision on Policing

The Minister of Public Safety Mike Farnworth recommended that the SPS transition should advance. The City of Surrey can transition back to RCMP but there will be extremely difficult conditions that will need to be met.

“We are disappointed that the BC Government has made this decision,” said Anita Huberman, President & CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “However, with this decision, the City of Surrey can reinvigorate its public safety efforts, advocate for needed wrap-around support services to support the police of jurisdiction, and focus on a renewed Surrey economic and jobs plan. We look forward to working with the Mayor and Council to provide industry input on economic issues.”

The Province will provide financial support if the City transitions to a municipal police force to close the chapter of confusion and uncertainty.


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,