Surrey Police Board Statement
The Surrey Police Board is aware of the legal situation involving the Chair of the Board. Per the BC Police Act, the Chair of the Board must be the Mayor of the municipality and has a non-voting role on the Board, except in the case of a tie.
While the Board is bound by the Police Act on this matter, it is important to stress the Board’s independence from the Chair of the Board. All Board Directors, excluding one municipal appointment and the Mayor as Chair, are appointed by the Provincial government.
The Surrey Police Service will continue to move forward, completing all requirements to become Police of Jurisdiction under the oversight of the independent civilian Surrey Police Board.
The Board cannot comment further on this matter.
Surrey Police Board