Should the Okanagan ditch the RCMP for its own police force?

Poll: Dump the RCMP?

Surrey has been given approval by the B.C. government to create a municipal police board as it continues on the path of replacing the RCMP.

Mayor Doug McCallum says with a population of 600,000 people, the creation of a local police force is "long overdue" for the city.

McCallum promised to replace the RCMP with a municipal force in the last municipal election campaign.

In a statement, the province's public safety minister and solicitor general said a committee was established in August to ensure the city's transition plan addressed all the key issues in the switch to a local force.

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