The City of Surrey is consistently ranked as one of Metro Vancouver’s most sought after
and fastest-growing communities. Serving a population of over 515,000 residents, the City
engaged in an extensive public process for the planned transition to an independent and
fully integrated Surrey Police Service. With strong public support for a new policing model,
the Province of British Columbia approved the transition to creating the Surrey Police Service
(SPS) targeted to be operational by the spring of 2021.

Recruiting top leadership professionals is pivotal to the success of building the SPS, soon
to be one of Canada’s leading policing organizations. The Surrey Police Board has officially
launched the process to recruit the first Chief Constable who will lead the SPS as it grows
into a world-class police department.

Experience and Qualifications

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
» Experience as a policing leader with a demonstrated ability to inspire, energize, and lead an
organization to achieve objectives
» Proven to be an innovative and adaptable leader in a variety of contexts and situations
» Possesses the ability to build a sense of confidence and consensus, and create a positive,
the respectful and constructive work environment

STRATEGIC THINKER AND MANAGER
» Able to identify public safety needs and set the priorities of the department and community
» Has a track record of building strong teams to create and manage operational plans and budgets
» Ability to delegate effectively with full accountability
» Believes in accountability at all levels

PEOPLE LEADERSHIP
» A team builder demonstrating the ability to attract, hire, retain, develop, motivate and
lead an accomplished and effective team
» Committed to succession planning
» Commitment to play a leadership role within the City

PARTNERSHIP DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
» Willing to participate actively in community organizations and events
» Comfortable working with culturally diverse communities and in developing working partnerships
with various associations, community liaison groups, and the media

BUSINESS TRANSFORMATION
» Analytical, logic-based decision-making skills
» Capable of planning and implementing organizational change

RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMIZATION
» Excellent business judgment demonstrating a high level of competence in financial planning,
budgeting, human resource, and technology issues
» Able to establish and commit to performance standards
» Willing to act in a timely fashion to solve critical situations or capitalize on opportunities

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
» Exemplifies continuous learning and operational excellence

COMMUNICATIONS AND INTERPERSONAL
» Strong oral and written communication skills
» Excellent interpersonal skills, able to relate effectively with a diverse range of people,
personalities and styles internal and external to the organization

To apply in confidence, please submit your resume and cover
letter via email by August 28, 2020, 4 pm PST to:

Grant Smith – grantsmith@waterhousesearch.com or

Jon Stungevicius – jon@waterhousesearch.com

For more information regarding specific qualifications or
should you wish to speak to our Executive Recruiter, please
contact either of the above-listed consultants.

For more information:

https://www.cacp.ca/index.html?asst_id=2218&MvBriefArticleId=31629