For decades, the Surrey RCMP has been a centerpiece of community involvement in Surrey.
Just a few of the highlights include:
The annual Surrey RCMP Classic high-school boys basketball tournament, now in its 29th year, and the largest tournament of its kind in the country. The 2020 tournament featured 48 teams, 700 student-athletes, and 87 games, carrying on a legacy of positive engagement between the RCMP, youth and the community.
The RCMP is also proud to champion several causes in the community, including Keian’s Holiday Wish Toy Drive, Pack the Police Car in aid of Surrey Food Bank, and Sophies Place, in support of children who are victims of physical, mental, or sexual abuse.
Surrey RCMP is a key partner in Surrey Safe Schools, providing prevention and intervention resources and programming to help keep our kids safe in in the classroom. Key programs include Code Blue/Mini Blue which builds positive police-youth relationships through fitness, Shattering The Image, an anti-gang presentation which shares the true story of gang life in Surrey and its consequences, and Wraparound, a program designed to positively attach youth to school, their community and home by building trusting and positive relationships.
Other key community partnerships include the Surrey Anti-Gang Family Empowerment (S.A.F.E.) Program, D.A.R.E. (a youth-focused drug awareness and prevention program), and Surrey Mobilization and Resiliency Table (S.M.A.R.T.), a program which works to mitigate risk before crises can occur by linking individuals in Surrey with critical supports and interventions.
It is critical that our police service reflect the diversity of our community. The Surrey RCMP Member language profile increasingly and closely reflects that of our City:
- Surrey detachment Members speak 51 different languages
- ~120 Members speak a South Asian language
- 83 members speak Punjabi; 62 Hindi; 24 Cantonese
- 31 more members speak a second language in 2019 than in 2017
Additionally, the Surrey RCMP lead the Diversity Outreach Program, which expands the ability of community police officers to connect with the City’s diverse communities, and ensure they are comfortable reaching out to and interacting with the RCMP when needed.
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