Deployment of first 20 new RCMP officers for Surrey “underway”: Public Safety Minister

Nina Grewal
Nina Grewal

PUBLIC Safety Minister Stephen Blaney on Thursday told the House of Commons: “The deployment of the first 20 members committed to Surrey is underway and … boots are already on the ground.
He added: “I have made it a priority to ensure that Surrey would receive the 100 RCMP members that they had requested.”
In a statement during Question Period, Blaney said: “Our government continues to take action to ensure the safety and security of Canadians. No one should ever be afraid for their personal safety, or the safety of their families, when walking down a street in this country. That is why we announced last month that 100 additional RCMP members would be deployed to Surrey to help fight against the growing concern of gang-related violence.”
He said: “The Harper Government will continue to work hard to ensure that the streets of Surrey – and communities across the country – are safe. This builds on the $3.5 million in funding over five years for the crime prevention project Surrey Gang Reduction Program.”
Nina Grewal, MP for  Fleetwood-Port Kells, said: “Our government will not stand by and allow our citizens to live in fear. These new RCMP officers will help to counter the gang violence plaguing our community and help to ensure that these criminals will soon be behind bars.”