Surrey Crime Prevention Community Safety Volunteer Awards ceremony (PHOTOS)

The award winners. All photos by JAY SHARMA of Mahi Photo Studio

THE Surrey Crime Prevention Society on Tuesday night honoured the outstanding community safety volunteers who have donated countless hours towards the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey at an awards ceremony.

Finalists and winners were announced throughout the evening and were presented with their awards from community partners, including Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Metro Vancouver Transit Police Chief Dave Jones.

The Volunteer of the Year award went to Sukhman Dhami.

The other winners:

* Downtown Surrey Community Safety Volunteer Tour: Albien Mercado

* Newton Community Safety Volunteer Tour: Sambhav Kumar

* Fleetwood Community Safety Volunteer Tour: Adithya Sujatha Moncy

* Guildford Community Safety Volunteer Tour: Keegan Fong

* South Surrey/Cloverdale Community Safety Volunteer Tour: Manraj Dhaliwal

* Citizen Community Safety Watch: Jasroop Pannu

* Traffic Safety: Shubham Paudel

* Community Safety Youth Mentorship Program: Harneiv Jagpal,

* Administrative Program: Hannah Currie,

* LIFT High School Work Experience Program: Gurleen Grewal

* Special Events and Projects: Cynthia Lam

* Pursuit of Excellence Award: Shehrose Syed

Karen Reid Sidhu, who has been Executive Director of the Surrey Crime Prevention Society over the past 10 years, was recognized and honoured for the many accomplishments she has led this organization to under her leadership.

Since 2012, over 3,600 volunteers have contributed over 233,000 hours towards the enhancement of community safety in the City of Surrey. Through the generous support of community partners, programs continue to offer youth volunteers an opportunity to gain valuable skills and unique experiences to enhance their future career choices.

Many of the youth volunteers are interested in pursuing a career in public service including policing, corrections, sheriffs, CBSA, and more.

Fred Lee (Fred About Town) was the emcee.

The Surrey Crime Prevention Society currently has over 500 volunteers and is always recruiting. Anyone interested can visit