Surrey Police Service expected to announce when its first officers will be deployed

After years of being theoretical and in planning stages, the new independent Surrey police force will soon become a lot more real.

A joint press conference with the Surrey Police Service (SPS) and the outgoing Surrey RCMP detachment is taking place Tuesday morning, where the details of how the two forces will work side by side in the months and years ahead are expected to be outlined.

The two sides had agreed to an integrated process, beginning with 50 SPS officers being deployed on or before Nov. 30.

Media liaison officer Ian MacDonald said further details will be announced on Tuesday, but added the officers are ready to go.

“We want

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