Chief Constable Norm Lipinski of Surrey Police Service along with Sergeant Jag Khosa visited PICS Head Office last week as part of their community consultations. The Chief shared his vision for the new policing model for Surrey that will include community input and ongoing community participation to address the policing needs in the City. We were very impressed with Chief Lipinski’s firm resolve and commitment to make Surrey safe for the residents. PICS Society has offered full support to Chief Lipinski and Surrey Police to reach out to the community and for their initiatives to keep youth away from drugs and gangs.
During the visit, Chief Lipinski and Sergeant Khosa were given a tour of our office, with each program manager and director giving an overview of their respective programs for seniors, new Canadians, refugees, women and youth, including the Crime Prevention programs such as Safe Surrey which is an evidence‑based, multi-agency program designed to address and prevent youth gang violence. They were invited to our REACH for Drug and Gang free communities event taking place on August 19, 2021.
Chief Lipinski was also given an update about the progress of the important community project – Guru Nanak Diversity Village – a 125 bed long-term care facility being built by PICS in Surrey that will provide culturally sensitive care to our seniors. PICS Society is very thankful for the visit and feeling excited in anticipation of working together with the Surrey Police to build a better and safe Surrey for our families.
“The Surrey Police Service is currently working towards becoming the operational police agency for Surrey. The Surrey RCMP remain the police of jurisdiction until the police transition takes place.”
Satbir Cheema, President and CEO, PICS Society