Surrey RCMP hosts community forum on youth, drugs and violence

Information session part of ongoing Neighbourhood Safety Campaign.

The Surrey RCMP, along with the Surrey School District, Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit (CFSEU-BC) and the City Of Surrey, is hosting a community forum next week to provide parents, students and residents with information regarding youth involvement in drug trafficking and the violence that often accompanies this criminal lifestyle.

This forum is part of the Surrey RCMP’s ongoing Neighbourhood Safety Campaign and will be held on Monday, April 18 at 6:30 p.m. at the Bell Performing Arts Centre (6250 144 St.).

During this event, information will be provided on drug trafficking and how youth become involved, warning signs for parents, strategies to prevent young people from entering the drug trade, an update on what is happening in Surrey right now, and the tools and resources available to assist parents and youth.

In attendance to provide information and answer questions from the public will be Assistant Commissioner Bill Fordy, Officer in Charge of the Surrey RCMP, as well as representatives from the Surrey School District, CFSEU-BC, the City of Surrey, and the Surrey RCMP.

There will also be Punjabi-speaking staff members and police officers available to speak to parents and residents.

“Parents and those who work closely with children and youth are our closest allies when it comes to addressing the issue of youth, drugs and violence,” said Fordy. “The drug trade is not just a police issue and it is imperative that the community come together to keep our young people safe and on the right path to lead productive lives.”

Pre-registration for this forum is not required. Doors to the venue will be open at 5:30 p.m.



Just Posted

VIDEO: Three-peat for Semiahmoo at basketball’s Surrey RCMP Classic

South Surrey-based squad tops Lord Tweedsmuir in final at Enver Creek gym

Tardi earns first victory in quest for third national title

A Langley-based junior curling team is in Prince Albert, Sask. for the Canadian championships.

VIDEO: Surrey-based business wants customers to ‘Eat the Dishes’

New business plans to be one of the ongoing vendors at KPU’s new winter market

Surrey hunter fined $10,000 after shooting a bull moose and leaving it to die

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

Tonight’s Surrey RCMP Classic final: Cloverdale and South Surrey school teams to battle

Elsewhere, Holy Cross boys team aims to win another BC Catholics championship on home court

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

VIDEO: Koch’s OT winner sends Giants to sixth straight victory

Three games, three cities, three victories for Lower Mainland-based G-Men’s major junior hockey team.

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Most Read