Safe Surrey Coalition Welcomes New Surrey Police Chief Norm Lipinski

Chief Lipinski’s diverse policing experience from across Canada will serve Surrey well as the city transitions to a localized force that will offer citizens greater accountability, responsiveness and connection to the local community.

November 20, 2020

Surrey, BC – The Safe Surrey Coalition offers congratulations to the incoming Surrey Police Service’s first Chief of Police Norm Lipinski.

Chief Lipinski’s diverse policing experience from across Canada will serve Surrey well as the city transitions to a localized force that will offer citizens greater accountability, responsiveness and connection to the local community.

The Safe Surrey Caucus is anxious to begin working closely with the new Chief in preparation for the commencement of Surrey Police Service patrols in April, 2021.

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“Chief Lipinski was chosen as part of a rigorous selection process conducted by the Surrey Police Board and exemplifies a new path forward with the kind of quality community-level policing that Surrey deserves.”

– Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum

“There are a number of groups across Surrey that are looking to foster a closer working relationship with the new police service, and Chief Lipinski offers a perspective that will facilitate this kind of collaboration.”

– Surrey City Councillor Mandeep Nagra

“It is exciting to have a local leader heading up our new Surrey Police Service. Chief Lipinski’s familiarity with the region’s unique issues and challenges will be invaluable in allowing the new service to hit the ground running.”

– Surrey City Councillor Laurie Guerra

“Chief Lipinski represents a break from the top-down model of policing that Surrey has dealt with for decades. I am confident that trust will be earned through his efforts to introduce a more grassroots approach to public safety.”

– Surrey City Councillor Doug Elford

“The selection of Chief Lipinski is an emphatic signal that the new Surrey Police Service will be guided by leadership that puts people first.”

– Surrey City Councillor Allison Patton