" [Mayor] Locke said she has no plans to back down on her policing promise."
The Surrey Police Union, which represents municipal officers, issued a statement embracing the appointment of an administrator while also thanking the board.
"The time has come for this policing transition to be expedited with a more streamlined process that will allow all parties to work towards the completion of the project," board president Rick Stewart wrote.
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"In September, the board issued a statement rebuking Locke for public statements where she said she did not have confidence in the Surrey Police Service's chief constable, or the board itself."
"The focus of the board is on moving this project forward in a manner that is productive and respectful. From this perspective, the Board finds Mayor Locke’s comments extremely disappointing. The board will continue to fully support Chief Lipinski and his team in their efforts to achieve police of jurisdiction status," the board's executive director wrote.
Brenda Locke won the mayoral election by 973 votes.
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