Surrey city council sealed the deal on a new 20-year contract with the RCMP in April.
The Mounties have been policing Surrey since the RCMP replaced the Surrey Police Force on May 1, 1951.
The new contract will expire on March 31, 2032. The Surrey RCMP, Canada's largest detachment, has 661 Mounties and roughly 250 support staff. The annual RCMP costs in Surrey are about $101 million, but that's expected to increase by 1.6 per cent over the next three years.
Surrey city council signed off on the contract after federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews and provincial Minister of Justice Shirley Bond met in Surrey in March to sign a 20-year contract for RCMP policing in B.C., during a special ceremony at the detachment.
The contract was signed after four years of talks. Besides Surrey, the RCMP also polices a majority of the province, including 2,700 kilometres of coastline. The RCMP has more than 200 municipal contracts across Canada and 60 of those are in B.C.