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Community Safety Support

Community Safety Support

Surrey currently has 3 community-level safety programs in operation:

  • Community Patrol Officers (CPO) comprised of City of Surrey Bylaw Department employees
  • The RCMP Business Engagement & Safety Team (BEST) that focuses on business engagement
  • The Surrey Crime Prevention Society that organizes city-wide volunteer community safety tours

These programs focus on observing, and reporting issues. Although funded and managed through different channels, these community safety activities share the common goal of providing street-level support to the residents and businesses of Surrey.

These teams collaborate and share information to facilitate future planning for the most effective allocation of resources to meet community needs. They engage with members of the public to address safety concerns, make referrals to service providers, liaise with local community organizations and businesses and flag enforcement issues for follow up.

Working together, these partners have demonstrated the effectiveness of street-level uniformed presence in deterring criminal and anti-social activity. They also play a key role in engaging with the community and early identification of local safety concerns. Under the Public Safety Strategy we will support future coordination and expansion of community safety support across Surrey.

Summer Parks Patrol Program

The Community Safety Patrol program has expanded over the past few years to include patrolling the numerous parks located in the City of Surrey. Working collaboratively with our Parks Department and local citizens, this dedicated uniform team is, on a daily basis, patrolling and addressing nuisance issues encountered in our local parks.  The primary goal of the team is to promote compliance with the Bylaws of parks  and enhance uniformed presence throughout Surrey parks.

The Community Safety Patrol program in our Parks is a Strategic Initiative of the Public Safety Strategy and supports the priority to Ensure Safe Places throughout Surrey, including in all of our Parks. Additional Community Patrol officers are being recruited yearly to ensure that our Parks remain safe and accessible to the public.

How we’ll measure success

  • Events with Community Safety Support Presence
  • Hours of Uniformed Street Level Walks in City

Community Safety Patrol Partners

 

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