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Federal Minister of Public Safety Commits to Orderly Transition and Cost-Sharing in Surrey Policing Transition

Federal Minister of Public Safety commits to orderly transition and cost-sharing in Surrey Policing Transition

June 4, 2019

In a letter to Mayor Doug McCallum, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, the Honourable Ralph Goodale has expressed his willingness to cooperate in an orderly policing transition and his commitment to appropriate cost sharing expenses related to the transition.

“I want to thank Minister Goodale for his timely response as Surrey moves forward in its transition to a city police department,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “As Minister Goodale states in his letter, Public Safety Canada and the RCMP will cooperate to effect an orderly transition once a decision is made by the Solicitor General of BC. It should be noted that Minister Goodale has also committed to cost sharing appropriate expenses that will arise during the transition. With the Federal Minister of Public Safety’s commitment to an orderly transition to a city police service, I now look forward to hearing from the Solicitor General Mike Farnworth with his decision on the creation of a Surrey Police Department.”

See the full letter from Minister Goodale here.




Media inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey