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Public Safety Strategy Background

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Building on the Past

The development of the Crime Reduction Strategy (CRS) and now the newly created Public Safety Strategy (PSS) has been a decade long effort.

Development of the Public Safety Strategy

  • 2006 & 2007: The City of Surrey’s Crime Reduction Strategy was adopted and officially implemented.
  • May 2014: Reviews of each of the 106 CRS recommendations were provided at the Community Safety Committee revealing that 90% of the recommendations were achieved.
  • Mid 2014: After review, recommendations from Mayor and Council were to support the development of the next phase of the Crime Reduction Strategy through the development of a new, broader portfolio.
  • Late 2015: This process began with the creation of a staffing position to oversee this new direction resulting in the position of Director, Public Safety Strategies being created.
  • November 16, 2015: After a lengthy and comprehensive recruitment process, the Mayor’s office announced the appointment of the successful candidate for the new role commencing on December 7, 2015.
  • Late 2015: The CRS became recognized as an award winning and a ground breaking document which effectively moved the City forward as a leader in the area of crime reduction and community safety.
  • 2016: Over the course of a year the new Director of Public Safety Strategies created a restructured strategy that unified the vision and goals of safety in Surrey.
  • October 24, 2016:  The City of Surrey released its Public Safety Strategy which takes direct action on crime reduction, emergency response, disaster preparedness, transportation safety, and persistent social issues such as substance abuse, mental health, and homelessness.

Crime Reduction Strategy

Learn more about the goals and 4 strands in the Crime Reduction Strategy.

See earlier crime reduction progress in the:

Check out the Sustainability Dashboard for public safety-related key indicators and trends including socio-economic status, housing, health and safety and education.

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