CBC NEWS- Now is not the time for Surrey police force transition, most residents say: survey

A survey commissioned by the union representing Mounties shows that Surrey residents want their civic government to rethink plans to transition to a municipal force during the pandemic.

The survey was conducted by Pollara Strategic Insights online and over the phone between April 17 and April 27 with 803 randomly selected adults.

It asked participants, among other questions, how strongly they support or oppose Mayor Doug McCallum’s plan to replace the Surrey RCMP detachment with a new municipal force.

The survey showed that 60 per cent oppose the plan and 83 per cent somewhat agreed or strongly agreed that, “with the coronavirus causing a major disruption, now is not the time to replace the Surrey RCMP with a more costly municipal police force.”

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