Police enforcement future

UPDATE 10:50 a.m.

New Surrey Mayor, Doug McCallum, pulled out all the stops as he continues to follow up on a campaign promise to bring a municipal police department to his city.

McCallum unveiled a potential logo and cruiser design Tuesday. The move is still preliminary as the city and province would need to sign off on the move.

CTV News is reporting that McCallum used his first State of the City address to double down on the municipal force idea.

"I have said it before and I will say it again: I have no quarrel with the men and women of the Surrey RCMP," he said. "But the fact remains that Surrey is the largest city in the country that does not have its own local police department."

A short video was also shown featuring staged images of Surrey Police officers in action to go along with the actual marked SUV.

"This is a glimpse of what we have planned for the look of the Surrey Police," McCallum said.

ORIGINAL 8:25 a.m.

Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum appears ready to make his case for a municipal police force as he prepares to make his state of the city address Tuesday morning.

The speech is set to begin at 8:30 a.m. McCallum campaigned for a new municipal police force for Surrey, but questions about cost have been dogging the plan.
A new SUV painted up with what looks like an official "Surrey Police" decal is sitting outside of the Civic Hotel which is located right next to Surrey City Hall.

CTV News is reporting that according to the city, McCallum will also “share his thoughts on the current local social and economic climate in Surrey as well as share his vision for the future.

– with files from CTV Vancouver

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