SURREY - Surrey Crime Prevention Society has won the 2013 Canadian Justice Association Crime Prevention Award.
"It was an amazing honour," said Karen Reid Sidhu, executive director of SCPS. "The reason we won is we changed our focus from crime to community safety as a whole."
The society's 240 volunteers contributed 16,594 volunteer hours last year to help make the city a safer place.
They worked to promote traffic safety, removed graffiti, and audited 20,204 vehicles through the Locking Out Auto Crime Program. They also measured the speed of more than 50,000 vehicles through the Speed Watch Program, and were monitoring areas involving school zones, playgrounds and other areas of special concern.
Moreover, 50 SCPS volunteers have been trained to help the Surrey RCMP and fire department tackle wire theft in Surrey.
The award was presented to the SCPS last Wednesday night, at the Hyatt Hotel in Vancouver.
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