Surrey Welcomes New Police Chief
May 29, 2012
Surrey – Mayor Dianne Watts and City Council are welcoming Supt. Bill Fordy as the new Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP Detachment, the largest RCMP detachment in the country.
“Supt. Bill Fordy brings a wealth of experience, leadership and skill to the role of Police Chief, which is one of the most important positions in our city,” says Mayor Dianne Watts, adding he will lead a team of 661 officers and over 250 support staff. “Supt. Fordy is committed to our community and I look forward to working with him to enhance our public safety initiatives and bring creative solutions to policing in Surrey.”
“It is a tremendous honour to have been chosen,” says Supt. Fordy. “I look forward to supporting the outstanding work of the men and women who proudly serve Surrey, and working with the citizens of Surrey and its community leaders who are committed to ensuring Surrey is a vibrant, livable and safe community.”
Supt. Fordy has 23 years of experience which has included various positions within general duty, property and serious crime section, Major Case Management and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team. He began his career as a Constable with the Surrey RCMP in 1989 and returned in 2011 as the Officer in Charge of the detachment’s Investigative Services Section. He will assume his Detachment Commander duties on Monday, June 4 and will be promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent in the near future.
The selection process was conducted by Mayor Watts, Surrey City Manager, Chair of the Surrey Police Committee, and the Lower Mainland District Commander. With the support of the RCMP Commissioner, their recommendation was ratified by Surrey City Council late Monday afternoon.
Supt. Fordy replaces Assistant Commissioner Fraser MacRae who is retiring on June 1 after more than 35 years of service. He has held the position since June 2004.
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