Our Four Priorities
The new Surrey Public Safety Strategy groups all of our objectives and initiatives by one of four priorities. Working together, the four priority areas of the Strategy will organize a diverse set of programs and services and ensure we stay focused on the things that will make the most difference to public safety.
Learn about the Public Safety Strategy and how you can get involved in events and programs.
Discover how you can get involved and read the priority initiatives that are part of the Public Safety Strategy
Celebrate the start of Police Week at the Surrey RCMP Open House on May 13!
May 13, 2017
Join our public safety partners at upcoming events in your neighbourhood now through May.
April 5 to May 13, 2017
Prevent & Reduce Crime
- Community Safety Centre
- Cyber Security Outreach Program
- End Gang Life BC Gang Exit Pilot
- Clayton Heights Activity Team (CHAT)
- Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors
The Surrey RCMP, in partnership with the City, Surrey School District and other community partners, is developing an integrated service centre where public safety partners could deliver programming together to educate young people about safety issues.
Be Safe Online is a new City of Surrey cyber security outreach program that will give trusted and actionable education and resources to Surrey residents and Surrey small to medium-sized businesses The goal of the Cyber Security Outreach Program is to reduce the incidence of cyber crime in Surrey.
This new Surrey pilot to get people out of the gang lifestyle builds on the existing work of the End Gang Life program under the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit.
The Clayton Heights Activity Team (CHAT) will connect people ages 13 to 18 to support to increase their confidence, life skills, employability, health and sense of belonging and work to prevent and reduce crime in the area.
The Surrey Age Friendly Strategy for Seniors is a city-wide framework for working together to ensure seniors are supported and can remain actively engaged and safe in our community. This Strategy is based on the World Health Organization’s work on Global Age Friendly Cities.
Ensure Safe Places
- Distressed Properties Response Program
- Project IRIS Camera Registry
- Data Driven Approaches to Crime and Traffic Safety (DDACTS)
- Safe Mobility Plan
- Community Safety Patrols
The Distressed Properties Response Program is designed to identify residential and/or commercial properties tipping towards distress.
Project IRIS (Integrated Resources for Investigations and Safety) is a camera registry. The registry will record the location of cameras owned by businesses and residents in Surrey.
Surrey is the first in BC to apply DDACTS program to identify target areas high in crime and traffic incidents.
Road safety is a critical element of our vision of transportation working for everyone. This means moving around safely on our roads and sidewalks for a heathier and safer community.
The Community Safety Patrol will work towards the expansion of community patrols across Surrey. This goal is to provide uniformed, street-level support for specific town centres.
Build Community Capacity
- Emergency Planning
- Home Safe
- Volunteerism: Building Community
- Early Years- United Way Avenues of Change - Guildford West
- Surrey Safe Schools Partnership
Emergency planning and helping people understand potential crisis events and how they can best respond to maintain their personal safety contributes to public safety. In Surrey, emergency planning focuses on outreach and resources to support residents, businesses and families to build their emergency preparedness capability.
Emergency planning is particularly important because of climate impacts like the increase in storms and longer, hotter summers with less rainfall.
One of the main risks to safety in the home is fire risk. Home Safe provides support to seniors and other Surrey residents to assess fire risks in the home and ensure smoke alarms are installed and working in the event of a fire.
With a 22% increase in volunteer participation from 2015, Surrey residents are getting involved in their communities. Volunteering connects people to their neighbourhood and strengthens their sense of belonging. It is an important part in creating building community and increasing public safety. As part of the Public Safety Strategy, we will continue to build a volunteer team that is just as diverse as the City of Surrey.
United Way Avenues of Change is the first of its kind in BC with one absolute objective: to see more kids ready to succeed by the time they start school. Guildford West of one of four Metro Vancouver neighbourhoods with this pilot program and is funded by United Way.
Schools are a critical community hub and provide a major point of contact for many public safety programs. As part its relationship with the Surrey School District, the City and Surrey RCMP provide support for the Surrey Wraparound Program (WRAP) and the Girls Group Program. These strategic initiatives target support at school aged children by providing opportunities for participation in activities, empowerment, and skills development.
Support Vulnerable People
- Integrated Services Network (ISN)
- Community Services Web Portal
- Newton Safety Unit
- Surrey Mobilization and Resilience Table (SMART)
- Inter-Agency Case Assessment Team (ICAT)
Surrey ISN targets ‘social chronic’ offenders whose interactions with the criminal justice system are a result of their substance use, mental health and housing challenges. It aims to reduce relapses among prolific offenders with multiple disorders, including decreasing the severity of new charges.
Learn more about how we'll measure success
The Surrey Community Services Portal will provide up-to-date and useful contact information to community services across Surrey. Access to services in Surrey is currently a challenge – the Community Services Portal will help improve this access.
The Newton Safety Unit is an initiative where officers who patrol the streets meet weekly to discuss files and trends, and come up with action plans to address issues in Newton Town Centre. Newton Safety Unit Officers are made up of members from Surrey RCMP, the City of Surrey Bylaws, Community Safety Patrol, Surrey Crime Prevention and other community stakeholders.
The Surrey Mobilization and Resiliency Table (SMART) was launched in fall 2015 to address developing community problems before they become police problems or require other emergency services.
The Inter-agency Case Assessment Team (ICAT) brings together community partners and service agencies to assist the Surrey RCMP Domestic Violence Unit.