Kal Dosanjh receives Bharat Samman Award in London
As one of the 15 officers of the Beat Enforcement Team responsible for policing Downtime Eastside, Dosanjh also appeared on the second season of the hit reality series, The Beat. The dangerous environment, the open air drug market, and the constant exposure to extreme risk, was the premise behind the series, which followed Dosanjh in action on the streets as he responded to calls of homicides, robberies, serious assaults, and dealings with violent drug dealers, gang members and individuals suffering from mental health issues.
His work in the Downtown Eastside, and the steady proliferation of youth entering the open air drug market, became the basis for ratifying and implementing programs for youth under the umbrella of the police athletic league. The programs focused on providing youth constructive outlets through the portal of sports. This served as the genesis in the founding of Kids Play Foundation, a non-profit organization committed towards keeping kids away from the lifestyle of drugs, gangs, and violence, by reinforcing a sense of belonging and selfworth. Thus far, with 500 members, spearheading over 60 projects and 140 events, Kids Play has impacted over 40,000 youth through free programs and scholarships since its inception in 2015. The bedrock and fundamental principle of these programs is to establish a rapport with the youth through the medium of sports. Organized sports are being used throughout the world as a dynamic mechanism to engage youth of all races, genders, and classes. Through the initiative of providing the youth with an opportunity to play in organized sports tournaments, Kids Play strives to bridge a gap between the youth and adults in a constructive manner. In doing so, providing young people with a positive identity and feelings of empowerment, whilst simultaneously developing sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork and self governance skills. A former VP of the BC Human Rights Coalition, Dosanjh has garnered numerous commendations, community leadership awards and accolades for his contributions in policing and towards bridging a gap in barriers faced by the community youth through the Kids Play initiative. Ultimately, as a prominent and influential leader, the impact of Dosanjh’s community service has initiated a movement in BC, and other parts of Canada, and the ripple effects of which are being felt globally. Surrey: Thanks to two keen-eyed citizens reporting a suspicious vehicle, Surrey RCMP have recovered an alleged stolen vehicle and a firearm.
Shortly before 9:00 am on October 28, Surrey RCMP officers responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle in the area of 146A Street and 111 Ave, in Surrey. Police located the vehicle which was allegedly stolen in North Vancouver on October 22nd. An adult male who is known to police was located inside the vehicle and arrested without incident. Responding officers also located and seized a loaded .22 caliber rifle, ammunition, a stolen license plate, as well as a small quantity of crystal methamphetamine. No charges have been sworn at this time as the investigation is on-going.
“This is a great example of the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the police,” said Cpl. Elenore Sturko. “With the help of people who called in to Surrey RCMP we were able to recover a stolen vehicle and take another gun off the streets.”
For more information on how to report crime and suspicious activity to Surrey RCMP we encourage the public to visit our website.
For emergencies call 911; for non-emergency situations call 604-5990502; and to provide a tip anonymously, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca