August 17, 2022
SPS Media Release

On August 16, 2022, a police officer with Surrey Police Service (SPS) was arrested by the Surrey RCMP and subsequently released on conditions, pending further investigation. SPS has chosen to release this information now in the interest of transparency.  

The SPS officer is facing a charge for an alleged Breach of Trust, however the charge has not yet been approved by BC Prosecution Service (BCPS). SPS has notified the Office of the Police Complaint Commissioner about the incident.  

The officer was hired by SPS in May 2022, with just over one year of previous policing experience. 

On August 17th, SPS Chief Constable Norm Lipinski suspended this officer with pay, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, which is being handled by the Surrey RCMP. Given that no charges have been laid, neither the officer’s identity nor further details about the incident can be released at this time.  

Contact Info

Ian MacDonald 
Surrey Police Service 
Media Liaison 
Phone: 604-349-6985