With more than 80 years of municipal policing experience between them, Chief Constable Norm Lipinski is pleased to welcome Inspectors Earl Andersen, Steve Drennan and Ryan Hall to the Surrey Police Service (SPS).

March 4, 2021
SPS Media Release

These are the first three Inspectors that will be supporting the Executive Management Team in leading and guiding the organization within the three bureaus of the SPS. Each of these Inspectors bring a depth of varied and exemplary service and expertise to Surrey, having served in municipalities in both B.C. and Alberta.

Inspector Andersen is currently the Inspector in charge of Traffic Section in the Vancouver Police Department. He has served in several different sections and capacities in his 30 plus years of police service in that organization, including planning, research, policy and crime analysis.
Inspector Drennan comes to Surrey Police with over 25 years of policing experience from the Calgary Police Service. He is currently the Acting Superintendent of Community Policing North Division. He believes in the value and benefits of community engagement that inform the strategies of crime reduction, traffic safety and enforcement in the community under his leadership.

Inspector Hall hails from the Delta Police Department where he has served the citizens of that community for over 25 years. In his current role, he holds the rank of Inspector, overseeing the Community Support Section having previously held leadership positions in Organized Crime, Robbery and Street Crime for the last few years, with special emphasis on crime prevention through education, community involvement and innovation.

“It is inspiring to me the depth of character and skill sets that each of these officers possess,” says Chief Lipinski. “Their wide-ranging backgrounds and experience will serve the organization and our citizens very well.”

Now that the hiring of the Inspector rank is underway, SPS will now focus on establishing the recruiting unit within the Support Service Bureau.

Surrey Police Service continues to build the senior leadership structure in preparation for recruiting the rank and file in the coming months.

Profiles of each officer are noted in the backgrounder.

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