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Statement from Mayor Doug McCallum - Crime Stats

While I am disheartened by the latest crime statistics released today, it does not come as a surprise to me. Over the last year, I have spoken to many members of our community. From residents to business owners, the one message that I have constantly heard is that people continue to feel unsafe in our city. Unfortunately, the third quarter crime statistics backs up what the people of Surrey have been telling me.

Our RCMP members are doing the best job they can, but it is clear from what I have heard from our citizens that Surrey would benefit from having its own police department. I continue to urge the Solicitor General to make this a top priority and that we work as quickly as possible to establish the Surrey Police Department.

Doug McCallum
Mayor
City of Surrey

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Media inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604.591.4519
owlum@surrey.ca