SURREY NOW LEADER- New poll indicates 83 per cent of Surreyites say now not the time to replace RCMP
A new public opinion poll commissioned by the National Police Federation suggests 83 per cent of Surrey residents want city hall to put the brakes on replacing the RCMP with a city-made police force, given the COVID-19 outbreak.
The NPF represents more than 20,000 Mounties and as such is the largest police labour relations organization in Canada and the second largest in North America.
This is the second survey related to Surrey’s policing transition plan that the NPF has commissioned from Pollara Strategic Insights in recent months. The first, released in February, suggested 83 per cent of Surrey residents “favour a referendum before a final decision is made on the issue of replacing the RCMP in Surrey.”