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Surrey Hosts Regional Workshop Aimed at Advancing Municipal Crime Prevention

March 13, 2017

Surrey, BC - Municipal and police leaders from B.C., Alberta and the Yukon gathered in the City of Surrey Friday, March 10 for a regional workshop on crime prevention and community safety. The event was hosted by the City of Surrey and organized by the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP).

The workshop was developed to support municipal stakeholders in building capacity for improved crime prevention efforts by enhancing interest, awareness, and knowledge of evidence-based practices that reduce crime.

“The City of Surrey, as the host agency and a founding member of the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention, showcased our new Public Safety Strategy as a best practice,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “Surrey is a leader in innovation and collaboration. This workshop is an opportunity for us to join with other municipalities to learn about the work we all do.”

Through presentations and informational exchange sessions attendees gained knowledge on;

  • regional issues and contexts
  • establishing collaborative Comprehensive Community Safety Strategies
  • pre-crime prevention strategies focused on youth, families and schools
  • the Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention and how municipalities can get involved

“Through our new Public Safety Strategy, we effectively partner with stakeholders from the community, service agencies, multiple levels of government - locally and across Canada - to support our vision of a community that is safe and engaged,” said Terry Waterhouse, Director of Public Safety Strategies. “Being a member of the Network supports this work.”


The Canadian Municipal Network on Crime Prevention (CMNCP) is a network of 17 municipalities representing over 30% of Canada’s population that is working towards greater investment in tackling the root causes of crime and violence. CMNCP is committed to the greater use of effective and collaborative crime prevention strategies.

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Program Inquiries:

Colleen Kerr
Public Safety Manager
City of Surrey Public Safety Strategy

Media Inquiries:

Blair Kesteven
Intergovernmental Liaison
City of Surrey