Meet the Chief
Meet Surrey's first Chief Constable
Chief Constable Lipinski
Chief Constable Norm Lipinski is an accomplished and highly respected policing leader with over 42 years of experience serving in large, urban municipalities. With a strong reputation as a community-focused leader, Lipinski has a proven track record of championing progressive policing policies geared at de-escalating conflict, including diverse perspectives, and increasing police accountability.
Lipinski’s in-depth understanding of the City of Surrey is informed by his 5 years serving as Deputy Chief in the neighbouring Delta Police Service, where Lipinski played a key role in devising and implementing effective crime reduction strategies. His understanding of large urban settings is further cemented by his 32 years of experience as Deputy Chief of the Edmonton Police Service in Canada’s fifth largest municipality.
Having served as an Assistant Commissioner in the RCMP, Chief Lipinski is uniquely equipped to help steer Surrey through its transition from the RCMP to a municipal policing model.
Lipinski’s achievements include receiving the Officer Order of Merit (OOM) bestowed by the Governor General of Canada, the Canadian Police Exemplary Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA).