As a Surrey resident for over 14 years & realtor in surrey for 7 years, I have seen Crime in Surrey go up as the population has been growing at an incredible pace as well. Last year after municipal election, new council unanimously voted in favor of Municipal Police as they promised in there election manifest. Policing was a big issue in last year municipal election in surrey as homicide rate has been increasing year over year. There have been 14 homicides in surrey in 2018, 12 in 2017, eight in 2016 and 9 in 2015. Surrey had Overall decline in shooting incidents in 2018 as 38 shooting incidents happened in 2018 comparing to 56 shooting incidents in 2017, 61 in 2016 and 88 in 2015. With the Own Municipal Police, Officers are accountable to city and its residents then being accountable to Ottawa, more local officers prefer joining the Municipal Police as they get to stay with there families and which is good as they know the community, local issues and geographic area very well then a new Rcmp const. from Regina or New Brunswick. Local municipal police comes with a price tag as city loses 10% funding from federal government they get with having RCMP as Municipal Police. In my Opinion the city of surrey residents clearly decided what they wanted in last municipal election.