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Appointment of new Director Public Safety Strategies

Terry Waterhouse Profile photo

November 16, 2015

Mayor Linda Hepner and City Council welcome Dr. Terry Waterhouse as the new Director Public Safety Strategies.  This new City role will provide additional focus to the integration of all public safety portfolios and City Departments in order to achieve results which align with Council's vision of managing Public Safety.  Dr. Waterhouse will partner with internal resources, the Officer in Charge, the Fire Chief, By-laws and external agencies to optimize all public safety resources available to the City of Surrey to develop and implement an overall vision of ensuring the safety and well-being of every City resident.

“The diverse and lengthy experience that Dr. Waterhouse brings as the new Director Public Safety Strategies for Surrey is unparalleled,” said Mayor Linda Hepner. “From his global experience with the most vulnerable, at-risk youth to his knowledge and expertise in the integration of public safety best practices, Dr. Waterhouse’s technical skills, academic background and leadership abilities will serve him well in this critical role for the City.”

Dr. Waterhouse comes to the City of Surrey from his most recent position as the Chief Safety Officer at Simon Fraser University. Prior to taking on that role, he was the Director for the Centre for Safe Schools and Communities at the University of Fraser Valley and an instructor at the Justice Institute. Dr. Waterhouse has also worked extensively on crime and justice issues in relation to youth both locally and abroad. His experience in this field includes work with the United Nations and with justice agencies from Kosovo, Ethiopia and Vietnam. Dr. Waterhouse began his work in public safety and law enforcement with the Vancouver Police Department where he worked as a police constable for 10 years.

Dr. Waterhouse will begin his new role effective December 7th.

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