Sur­rey RCMP Pro­mo­tions and Ap­point­ments Strengthen De­tach­ment

Asian Journal - - British Columbia - Ray Hud­son

Sur­rey: Mandip “Manny” Mann, Se­nior In­ves­ti­ga­tor of the Ma­jor Crime Sec­tion, Sur­rey RCMP has been named In­ves­tiga­tive Ser­vices Of­fi­cer and pro­moted to Su­per­in­ten­dent. Mann will over­see all of Sur­rey’s in­ves­tiga­tive sec­tions in­clud­ing: Drugs, Ma­jor Crime, Prop­erty Crime, Vul­ner­a­ble Per­sons, and the Spe­cial Projects In­ves­ti­ga­tion En­force­ment Sec­tion. Mann, has over 24 years ser­vice with the RCMP, all in the Lower Main­land, in­clud­ing 9 years in Sur­rey. He started on Sur­rey Gen­eral Duty and quickly grav­i­tated to in­ves­tiga­tive ser­vices in the Sur­rey Drug Sec­tion. His next 15 years were spent in in­ves­tiga­tive roles with the E Di­vi­sion Un­der­cover Unit, North Van­cou­ver RCMP Gen­eral In­ves­ti­ga­tion Sec­tion, and over 7 years with the In­te­grated Homi­cide In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team (IHIT). He was also a mem­ber of the Emer­gency Re­sponse Team. In 2011 he re­turned to Sur­rey as a team com­man­der in the Ma­jor Crime Sec­tion. “We are very for­tu­nate to have Su­per­in­ten­dent Mann lead­ing our In­ves­tiga­tive Ser­vices Sec­tion. He has a wealth of knowl­edge and ex­pe­ri­ence in lead­ing and man­ag­ing com­plex po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” said Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Bill Fordy, Of­fi­cer in charge of Sur­rey De­tach­ment. “As the first RCMP Su­per­in­ten­dent in BC of South Asian de­scent, he is well po­si­tioned to be an ex­cel­lent role model for our youth and bet­ter connect the Sur­rey RCMP with Sur­rey’s sig­nif­i­cant South Asian com­mu­nity.” Born and raised in BC, Supt. Mann has lived in Sur­rey for over 20 years rais­ing his fam­ily here. A mi­nor hockey coach for ten years, he was also a past Cops for Can­cer rider. He is also flu­ent in Pun­jabi. Sgt. Par­mvir (Parm) Pri­har now New­ton Dis­trict Of­fice Com­man­der Sgt. Pri­har brings 21 years of ex­ten­sive polic­ing ex­pe­ri­ence to New­ton, in both pa­trol and se­ri­ous crime and will be work­ing with his team and with lo­cal res­i­dents and busi­ness own­ers to iden­tify and ad­dress crime and nui­sance is­sues in New­ton. “Sgt. Pri­har has an im­pres­sive back­ground and is well-suited to play this im­por­tant role in the New­ton com­mu­nity,” “I be­lieve his in­ter­per­sonal skills and breadth of ex­pe­ri­ence will be an as­set to the dis­trict and its peo­ple,” said Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Bill Fordy. For­mer Dis­trict Com­man­der, Sergeant Marc Searle, is now work­ing with the Com­mu­nity Ser­vices Of­fi­cer at Sur­rey RCMP’s main de­tach­ment.

Cpl. Scotty Schu­mann Re­places Bert Pa­quet As Me­dia Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer Com­ing from Sur­rey RCMP Traf­fic Ser­vices, Cpl Schu­mann said he was, “look­ing for­ward to con­tin­u­ing the good re­la­tion­ships we have with our me­dia part­ners and keep­ing our com­mu­nity in­formed about rel­e­vant public safety is­sues. I have lived in the area for over thirty years and am very familiar with the com­mu­nity’s is­sues and con­cerns.” Cpl. Pa­quet, was pro­moted to “D” Di­vi­sion Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Ser­vices in Win­nipeg.

Sgt. Parm Pri­har

Supt. Manny Mann

Cpl Scotty Schum­man

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