posted Mar 2, 2016 at 1:00 PM— updated Mar 2, 2016 at 4:39 PM
Newton’s getting some extra attention this year.
Each week, a group of officers who patrol the streets sit around a table in the Newton BIA office to discuss files and trends, and come up with weekly action plans.
Thing is, they’re not all cops.
In fact, only one is.
Surrey’s bylaw department just kicked off a pilot project in Newton, hiring four new staff to patrol the town centre, and in January, the Newton BIA took over Surrey’s contract with BC Commissionaires for eight-hour patrols seven days a week.
Together with RCMP and Surrey Crime Prevention Society programs, all of those patrolling the streets in the town centre meet every Tuesday.
It’s called the Newton Safety Unit.