SURREY RCMP Auxiliaries were honoured for their contributions and service to the community last weekend at the annual Auxiliary Awards Dinner.
RCMP Auxiliaries are uniformed volunteers supporting their community by engaging in public safety and crime prevention programs alongside police officers, civilian staff, and RCMP volunteers. RCMP Auxiliaries demonstrate tremendous dedication to their community and, on February 28, Surrey RCMP held the annual Auxiliary Awards Dinner to thank them for their service.
In 2019 Surrey RCMP Auxiliaries contributed over 5,100 hours of their time at 150 events in the community.
“If you drove through a ‘Think of Me’ deployment outside of a school, or attended a large event, such as Fusion Fest, you likely interacted with one of our hard-working Auxiliaries,” says Susan Stickley, Community Programs Manager, Surrey RCMP. “Our annual awards dinner is an opportunity to thank the Auxiliaries for their service, as well as highlight the stand-out moments from the year.”
Auxiliary Shayegan Tabatabei-Saleyi, contributed over 500 hours of his time to the community and, for his commitment, was presented with the E Division Recognition Award.
Auxiliary Zoe Johnston received her ’30 Years of Provincial Service Volunteer’ pin. She first became an Auxiliary in 1989 and has volunteered all of those 30 years with the RCMP in Surrey, with a particular fondness for the Cloverdale Rodeo.
Constable Jaspreet Singh, a former Auxiliary with Surrey RCMP, received his encased Auxiliary badge. Singh recently graduated from the RCMP Depot training facility and has been posted back to Surrey. He was an Auxiliary in the community for four years, and is excited to now be bringing his experience volunteering in Surrey into his frontline policing role.
“Auxiliaries are a very valuable part of our service delivery to the community,” says Inspector Wendy Mehat, Surrey RCMP. “I’d like to extend my sincere thanks on behalf of all of Surrey Detachment for their many contributions to our community engagement and crime prevention efforts.”
For more information on the RCMP Auxiliary Program visit the Surrey RCMP website.