NDP demanding 100 new cops for Surrey now

SURREY — Federal New Democrats are demanding immediate approval of 100 new police officers for Surrey from the Conservative government.

Jinny Sims, MP for Newton-North Delta, and Jasbir Sandhu, MP for Surrey North, led the NDP’s charge in the House of Commons on Thursday.

“The violence on our streets is real,” Sims said. “Will the minister of public safety commit here and now to 100 new officers and resources, and provide a clear timeline for when they will arrive?”

Surrey city council has asked for urgent help in response to escalating violence here.

Sandhu said it’s “unacceptable” the government has not committed to a time frame. “Surrey needs more resources, including youth gang prevention programs. The immediate approval of 100 RCMP officers would be a start.”

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com

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