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Surrey Police parody account suspended and another has already surfaced

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DH Vancouver Staff May 23, 2019 9:40 am
Surrey police cruiser vehicle

Earlier this month, Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum unveiled a prototype vehicle for the city’s yet-to-be-approved municipal police force, and now it seems others are getting in on the latest development – naturally, with the creation of a parody Twitter account.

And this week, that account was reportedly suspended.

However, this appeared to be short-lived, as yet another parody account has already appeared in its place, this time in the form of Sorry PD.

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“We used to be known as Surrey_PD until that account was deemed too much fun & suspended permanently,” the account’s short bio reads, before adding #SorrynotSurrey.

At the time of this writing, the account has 719 followers, and essentially picks up where the old account left off.

In a speech this month, McCallum elaborated further on his plan to transition the city away from the RCMP and to a municipal police force.

“As Surrey has changed over the years, the time has come to change how our city is policed,” he said. “The change I am talking about is accountability.”

And while he stressed that he has “no quarrel” with the city’s RCMP operations as a whole, “the fact remains that Surrey is the largest city in the country that does not have its own police department, and that is the root of the problem.”

By establishing a city police force, he continued, “accountability will stay in our city.”

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