Surrey Police Service

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Surrey, British Columbia
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
October 15, 2021
Vol. VIII, p. 23

Arms of the Surrey Police Service
Arms of the Surrey Police Service
Flag of the Surrey Police Service
Badge of the Surrey Police Service
 
Arms of the Surrey Police Service

Arms of the Surrey Police Service

Blazon

Azure a fess chequy Argent and Azure edged Or between in chief an eye in the style of the Coast Salish Peoples and in base six mullets Or;

Symbolism

The eye in the Coast Salish style illustrates the local Indigenous idea of guardians watching over people, which police officers are sworn to do. This emblem was designed by the Semiahmoo First Nation artist Leslie Wells as a gift to the Surrey Police Service in honour of the strong and fruitful relationship between the city and the Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwikwetlem, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen First Nations, on whose traditional lands the city has grown. Often seen on police service hats, the three rows of squares refer to the organization and its services. This grid pattern also alludes to the street layout of Surrey. The stars represent the six town centres of Surrey.

Motto

Blazon

RESPECT • INTEGRITY • HONOUR;

Symbolism

These are some of the core values of the Surrey Police Service.

Flag of the Surrey Police Service

Flag of the Surrey Police Service

Blazon

A banner of the Arms;

Symbolism

The symbolism of this emblem is found in other element(s) of this record.

Badge of the Surrey Police Service

Badge of the Surrey Police Service

Blazon

The Arms of the Surrey Police Service within an annulus Azure edged and inscribed with the Motto in letters Argent, the whole environed by a wreath of maple leaves Or issuant from a dogwood flower and ensigned by the Royal Crown proper;

Symbolism

This follows the traditional structure of municipal police badges. The Royal Crown symbolizes the fact that the Service assists in the administration of the Crown’s justice, while the maple leaves and dogwood flower are references to Canada and to British Columbia.

 

Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on December 11, 2021 in Volume 155, page 5670 of the Canada Gazette.

Letters Patent granting Heraldic Emblems to the Surrey Police Service

Additional Information

Creator(s)

Original concept of Darrel Kennedy, Assiniboine Herald, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter

David Farrar

Calligrapher

Kathy Feig

Recipient Type

Civil Institution
Regional, Municipal etc Service