The City of Surrey has selected its director for public safety strategies.
Terry Waterhouse will be in charge of making sure all the city’s available resources, including the RCMP, are being used to combat crime.
Waterhouse’s most recent position was chief safety officer at Simon Fraser University.
He has also worked with the Burnaby and Vancouver school boards and was a constable with the Vancouver Police Department for 10 years.
Waterhouse says he’s looking forward to taking on the new role.
“I’m excited that the opportunity to work with the community and help them continue to develop and build on some of the strategies they’ve undertaken already.”
Hepner says she’s looking forward to having him on board.
“I’m really excited to have him on board, and I know that he’s going to be able to understand and look at the overall integration that is necessary in my mind in this city.”
Surrey’s Mayor promised the new position back in May after several shootings in Surrey and Delta.
Waterhouse was chosen among 65 applicants and was approved by council on Monday night.
He is set to begin Dec. 7.