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Surrey RCMP respond to being replaced with new police force

Last Updated Aug 23, 2019 at 8:53 pm PST

Summary

The RCMP calls it a challenging time for its officers as they continue to do their jobs with compassion and dedication

The switch to a municipal police force was announced Thursday

SURREY (NEWS 1130) – Surrey RCMP issued a statement Friday saying they will continue to serve proudly during the transition to a municipal police force.

The post says people and business owners should know Mounties will continue to provide services throughout the process.

“As long as we are contracted to do so, we will continue to offer a comprehensive policing service that goes beyond enforcement, with youth intervention and education, family support, crime prevention programs, outreach with our diverse communities, mental health services, and more,” it reads.

The switch to a municipal police force was announced Thursday.

The RCMP calls it a challenging time for its officers and staff, adding they are grateful to those who have shown their support for the force.

“Your kind words mean a great deal to us,” the statement says.