MONICA Prasad was the Surrey RCMP Municipal Employee of the Year in this year’s Police Officer of the Year Awards hosted by the Surrey Board of Trade on Thursday.
Prasad works at Surrey RCMP Detachment as the Diversity Coordinator. Prior to this role, Monica worked as a Victim Service Caseworker and filled various term positions as an
Information Officer and Records Clerk. As the Diversity Coordinator, she is responsible for developing and implementing diversity programs at the detachment and in the community. She organizes and participates in community and cultural celebrations such as the Vaisakhi Parade, Rakhi, and Surrey Welcoming Community events.
Monica also teaches and leads Newcomer Tours and Introduction to Policing to Canada workshops for community partners and new residents. She is instrumental in enhancing diversity relationships and building partnerships between the City of Surrey, the RCMP, and the community. Monica serves on various community committees, including the Welcoming & Inclusive Committee, the BC Law Enforcement Diversity Network and in two short years, is the Chair of the Surrey & Delta Intercultural Council.
Monica participates on project teams that promote crime prevention and community engagement in the city, including the Stop Bullying film competition, the Surrey RCMP Police Open House, the Rakhi Project and Surrey Steps Up.