Surrey Police Service: Information sessions for experienced officers, potential new recruits

Links to join these sessions will be posted on the Surrey Police Service website on the day of each session


SURREY Police Service (SPS), when fully operational, will be one of the largest independent police services in Canada, built through the collaboration of experienced officers, new recruits and citizens.

If you are an experienced officer or are considering a career in policing and would like to be a part of the new and emerging police service, SPS invites you to join one or more information sessions it is hosting to share its values, outline its priorities, and provide updates on timelines, deployment plans and its commitment to employees.

SPS Chief Constable Norm Lipinski
Photo: SPS

Because officers with experience will have different questions than those of new recruits, each information session has been tailored to address specific topics as outlined here:

* May 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Hear directly from Chief Constable Norm Lipinski and Deputy Chiefs about the SPS’s vision, values, bureaus, and priorities.

* May 27 at 6:30 p.m. – Deputy Chiefs Jennifer Hyland, Mike LeSage and Todd Matsumoto will join SPS Superintendents to cover information of special interest to experienced officers with an emphasis on:

* hiring strategy and timelines
* career opportunities
* compensation and benefits
* municipal applicants and RCMP applicants

* June 24 at 6:30 p.m.– Deputy Chiefs, Superintendent of Support Services, Team Lead for Recruiting, and Human Resources will speak about choosing a career in policing and what new recruits should know if considering a career with the Surrey Police Service. Information covered in this information session will include:

* overview on the SPS as an organization
* updates on hiring strategy and timelines
* the application process and requirements to be a police officer with SPS
* recommendations for potential applicants on how they can be preparing now for a career in policing
* career paths within policing
* overview of benefits and compensation

There will be time to answer questions arising out of the presentations or any other questions attendees might have. Links to join these sessions will be posted on the Surrey Police Service website on the day of each session.

Lipinski says: “Together let’s build a new locally-responsive, community-centered police service that will provide the highest level of safety and service to the citizens of Surrey, one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in Canada.”