Veteran Vancouver cop vows to make Surrey safe

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Kal Dosanjh says he has stepped in to work towards making Surrey a better and safe city

Kulwinder (Kal) Dosanjh is a veteran police officer with the Vancouver Police Department. After serving 15 years as a patrol officer, he was recently transferred to the Investigative Division as a Detective. For the last eight years, he has served in the Downtown Eastside. Kal has been engaging youngsters in sport activities such as boot camps to keep them away from drugs and gangs and to keep them involved in the community, positively. Photos: Submitted
Kulwinder (Kal) Dosanjh is a veteran police officer with the Vancouver Police Department. After serving 15 years as a patrol officer, he was recently transferred to the Investigative Division as a Detective. For the last eight years, he has served in the Downtown Eastside. Kal has been engaging youngsters in sport activities such as boot camps to keep them away from drugs and gangs and to keep them involved in the community, positively.
Photos: Submitted

In an exclusive conversation with G N Panesar of Asian Journal, ‘One Surrey’ Councillor candidate Kal Dosanjh spoke about why he stepped in the politics and how he will utilize his policing experience in the politics.

Now on a different turf, VPD Detective Kulwinder (Kal) Dosanjh is trying his luck in civic politics. He is running as a Councillor candidate for City of Surrey with Barinder Rasode’s One Surrey slate.

While replying to the question on his sudden entry in politics, Kal said, “Honestly, I had no intention to step in the politics. My job is running really good. Actually, if I am elected as councillor I will be losing $40,000 of income per year! A councilor’s wage is $40,000 less than a VPD officer at his rank.” He added that he will work with the same discipline that he used as police officer to get Surrey politics on right path. In addition, the experience of policing will be helpful to curb the crime in the Surrey.

Kal said, “I feel it’s my social and moral responsibility to devote my time and energy to the community for the better future of our children. For that I feel I need to take action. That’s why I decided to enter politics.”

 “Surrey can become one of the safest cities in Canada if the leadership at City Hall makes it a priority and starts investing in public safety programs”

 VPD officer elaborated, “I am father of 6 year old daughter and 4 year old son, I too have a family to take care of but then there was a voice inside me that advised me to come forward and use my abilities to make the change and serve the community. It is my moral responsibility.” On the topic of safety, he said that my children are safe only if my community is safe. So I have stepped in to work towards making Surrey a better and safe city for children, youth, adults and elders. Kal believes that every person can bring change if you have clear vision, and your intentions are honest.

Speaking about Barinder, Kal said, “I have full confidence in the leadership of Barinder Rasode, our principles are similar. If public decides to give us a chance then we (One Surrey) promise the citizens of Surrey that what we say is set in the stone.”