INSPECTOR Ghalib Bhayani is the new Community Services Officer for the Surrey RCMP detachment.
In this role, he will oversee a variety of policing units dedicated to community engagement and crime prevention including: Youth Unit, Neighbourhood Liaison Unit, Media Unit, Traffic Services and the five District Offices.
Bhayani has over 23 years of diverse policing experience: 10 years with Delta Police Department and the past 13 years with the RCMP. He has worked at both Richmond and Burnaby detachments as well as the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit. In addition, he spent several months on a UN peacekeeping tour in Sudan as the Regional Security Officer.
He recently completed a PhD from the London Metropolitan University with a focus on police accountability. Insp. Bhayani speaks several languages, and is the only Ismaili RCMP Inspector in Canada.
“I am very pleased to welcome Insp. Bhayani to a position I believe is vitally important for this detachment and for the city as a whole,” said Officer in Charge, Chief Superintendent Bill Fordy. “I have known Ghalib for several years and he brings a wealth of both policing and life experience to the position.”
Having spent much of his childhood in Surrey, Bhayani is looking forward to working with the largest RCMP detachment in Canada.
“Surrey is a dynamic and diverse city, and I am eager to meet with the various community groups, businesses and partner agencies that all have an important role to play in preventing crime,” said Bhayani.