Surrey – Well-known Surrey community leaders are joining with 83% of Surrey residents to send a strong a message to Surrey’s MLAs and Councillors that now is not the time to continue with a police transition that will see higher taxes for less police.
A new public opinion poll commissioned by the National Police Federation suggests 83 per cent of Surrey residents want city hall to put the brakes on replacing the RCMP with a city-made police force, given the COVID-19 outbreak.
SURREY – 83% of Surrey residents agree that now is not the time to put money from Surrey taxpayers towards Mayor McCallum’s policing transition, according to a new poll released today by the National Police Federation (NPF) in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
There’s no appetite to drop the fight against Surrey’s resolve to replace the RCMP with a city police force, despite Solicitor General Mike Farnworth resounding advancement of the city’s cause last Thursday by giving thumbs’ up to the establishment of a police board to get the new force up and running.
“We are extremely disappointed but not surprised to see the provincial government’s approval of this next step in the Mayor of Surrey’s proposed plan to transition from the RCMP to a new municipally branded police force.