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NPF Asks Province to Step In on Unconstitutional Sign Bylaw Amendment

SURREY, BC – The NPF has sent a letter to the Province of B.C. following an October 18, 2021 Surrey Council meeting where anti-democratic amendments to Surrey Sign By-Law, 1999, No. 13656 were presented and approved, muzzling any opposition signage and other forms of advertising and free speech regarding ‘the voting for, support or opposition of a municipal, provincial or federal issue.’

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Surrey Taxpayers Will Pay Millions More for Fewer Surrey Police Service Officers than for Current Complement of RCMP Officers

SURREY, BC – The National Police Federation (NPF) has assessed evolving negotiated salaries and increases for both Surrey Police Service and RCMP officers, revealing that policing costs for Surrey taxpayers are millions of dollars lower each year for the RCMP, even following a long overdue pay raise based on a new RCMP Collective Agreement. The May 2019 Surrey Policing Transition Report forecasted an anticipated 20% total RCMP wage increase[1] over four years, which is closely aligned with the actual negotiated increase.

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Transition Costs for Surrey Police Service Rise Yet Again

SURREY, B.C. – At a recent legislative committee to discuss B.C.’s Main Estimates, Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth confirmed that current provincial Surrey Police Service (SPS) transition costs of an estimated $600,000 will rise by roughly 30 percent to an estimated $840,000 in 2021-2022.

Additionally, separate from Estimates, SPS will also require training of new recruits through the provincially funded Justice Institute of B.C., which will require an estimated additional $740,000[1] in provincial funding to meet SPS’ recruiting demand.

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NPF Calls on Province of B.C. to Resource and Stabilize Lower Mainland Policing To Address Escalating Gang Threat

Surrey, BC — Following is a statement from Brian Sauvé, President of the National Police Federation, following a series of public, high-risk gang related shootings in the Lower Mainland:

“In light of yet another gang-related shooting in a highly public setting, risking the lives of innocent members of the public and police officers, the National Police Federation is calling on the Province of British Columbia to:

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