Surrey RCMP’s Shawn Gill promoted to Chief Superintendent

SURREY RCMP’s Shawn Gill, who was of superintendent rank as Community Services Officer, has been promoted to Chief Superintendent and is Senior Operations Officer for the Surrey RCMP.

“His 31 years of policing experience are a huge asset to our Frontline, Investigative and Community Services teams,” Surrey RCMP tweeted on Wednesday.

IN September 2015, then-Inspector Sharnjit (Shawn) Gill, who was Operations Officer for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), was promoted to the rank of superintendent in the position of Community Services Officer for the Surrey RCMP.

After beginning his career in Surrey General Duty, he moved to Investigative Services where he worked in the Burglary and Serious Crime Units. Over the next 15 years, Gill gained extensive investigational experience with Langley RCMP Serious Crime, IHIT, Burnaby RCMP Serious Crime, and the Integrated National Security Enforcement Teams (INSET).

In 2012, Gill was commissioned as an officer and returned to Surrey Detachment as a Duty Officer for General Duty until he transferred back to IHIT in 2014. Gill was also a member of the Lower Mainland Hostage Negotiation Team, and a past member of the E Division Interview Team.

Born in Rajiana (Moga in Punjab), India, Gill speaks fluent Punjabi. He has lived in Surrey for the past three decades and raised his family here. In his time off, he has been involved in local minor hockey, baseball and soccer associations as a volunteer and assistant coach.