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Surrey Police Service unveils first vehicles

July 2, 2024  By Surrey Police Service

July 2, 2024, Surrey, B.C. – The transition of policing service in Surrey has reached another milestone with the first deployment of Surrey Police Service (SPS) vehicles into policing operations. Ten fully marked and equipped SPS police vehicles have been put into service. Twenty additional vehicles will join the fleet in late July and August, for a total of 30 vehicles deployed by the end of the summer.

SPS officers will drive these vehicles while responding to calls for service and providing proactive policing in Surrey. As the service continues to grow its fleet, some SPS officers will continue to drive RCMP-branded vehicles at this time. This is part of the phased transition leading up to SPS becoming the police of jurisdiction on Nov. 29.

Surrey residents began seeing SPS officers and uniforms in the community when the first group was deployed in Dec. 2021. Since then, SPS officers have had hundreds of interactions with the community and responded to thousands of calls for service, familiarizing residents and business owners with SPS. Now, many of these officers will also be able to drive SPS-branded vehicles while carrying out their policing duties.

“Getting Surrey Police Service vehicles on the road is an essential step forward in Surrey’s policing transition,” says Chief Constable Norm Lipinski. “As we prepare to take over policing on November 29th, it is important for residents to become familiar with the look of their new police service so they will be comfortable approaching SPS vehicles and officers whenever they need help or have questions.”

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