Chief Constable Norm Lipinski

Chief Lipinski

Chief Constable Norm Lipinski is an accomplished and highly respected policing leader with over 45 years of experience serving in large, urban municipalities. With a strong reputation as a community-focused leader, Chief Lipinski has a proven track record of championing progressive policing policies geared at de-escalating conflict, including diverse perspectives, and increasing police accountability.

Chief Lipinski’s in-depth understanding of the City of Surrey is informed by his five years serving as Deputy Chief in the neighbouring Delta Police Department, where he played a key role in devising and implementing effective crime reduction strategies. His understanding of large urban settings is further cemented by his 32 years of experience as Deputy Chief of the Edmonton Police Service in Canada’s fifth largest municipality.

Chief Lipinski also worked as Assistant Commissioner in the RCMP. He was the District Officer in the Lower Mainland District and the Criminal Operations Officer in E-Division for five years, which uniquely equips him to help steer Surrey through its transition from the RCMP to a municipal policing model.

Chief Lipinski’s achievements include receiving the Officer Order of Merit (OOM) bestowed by the Governor General of Canada, the Canadian Police Exemplary Medal, and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal. His educational background includes a Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA). To hear about Chief Lipinski's vision for SPS, check out his interview on "Ask SPS"



Deputy Chief Constable Jennifer Hyland

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Deputy Chief Constable (DCC) Jennifer Hyland’s policing career spans more than 25 years in both municipal and RCMP policing. She is an accomplished and approachable leader who is a champion of diversity, compassion in policing and employee mental health, and advocating for the community’s most vulnerable.

She was the first Deputy Chief Constable to join Surrey Police Service in January 2021. Deputy Hyland was first in charge of the Support Services Bureau, where she led the recruitment and hiring of police officers to build Surrey Police Service. She also has developed and implemented an Employee Services Section, which is a wrap around service of care and wellness for both civilian and sworn officers. In May 2024, Deputy Hyland shifted to lead SPS's Investigative Services Bureau. 

Deputy Hyland started her career with the New Westminster Police Department in 1998 as a uniformed frontline officer. There she developed a DNA registry for sex trade workers, which was later recognized by the international police community for its innovation.

Deputy Hyland is the recipient of the International Association of Women Police Mentoring Award for a leadership program she created and implemented and was newly appointed Member of the Order of Merit for Police Officers. To learn more about DCC Hyland's journey in policing check out her interview on "Ask SPS". 


Deputy Chief Constable Michael LeSage

DCC LeSage

Deputy Chief Constable Mike LeSage is an experienced police leader with almost 30 years in both federal, contract, and municipal policing. Deputy LeSage joined Surrey Police Service in February 2021 to lead the Community Policing Bureau after a 25-year career with the RCMP.

Deputy LeSage was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, and is a member of Garden River First Nation. He began his career with the RCMP in 1996 and spent five years in Williams Lake, BC. His RCMP career grew to include postings in the Northwest Territories, Ontario, Saskatchewan, and eventually back to British Columbia. He spent a significant part of his service working in Organized Crime, with positions that included Officer In Charge (OIC) of Integrated Organized Crime North, Criminal Operations Officer in “O” Division (Ontario) and “G” Division (NWT), OIC of the Integrated National Security Enforcement Team, OIC of National Aboriginal Policing, and Chief Officer with the Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit BC (CFSEU-BC). During his tenure, he oversaw the largest deployment related to a national security investigation in the history of the RCMP.

Deputy LeSage received the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubliee Award for his leadership in National Security in 2012, and in 2019 was the recipient of the Public Service Award from the Transformation Institute. Outside of work, Deputy LeSage enjoys spending time with his wife and four children.

Deputy Chief Constable Todd Matsumoto

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Deputy Chief Constable Todd Matsumoto is a dedicated and effective police leader with more than 30 years of municipal policing experience. He brings accountability to public safety through tried-and-true leadership, believing that inclusion of all community members is vital in forging partnerships for safer communities. 

In February 2021, Deputy Matsumoto was hired by Surrey Police Service as the officer in charge of the Investigative Services Bureau, and in May 2023 he shifted to overseeing SPS’s Support Services Bureau.

Deputy Matsumoto started his career with the New Westminster Police Department in 1993 and worked in many investigative and administrative services including leading major crime teams, special investigations, patrol, recruiting, human resources, media and community police units.

Deputy Matsumoto is devoted to inspiring others through ethical leadership while promoting their professional growth through mentoring and coaching. His focus at SPS is to build and lead teams that employ best practices and embrace community standards of fairness, transparency and trust.

Deputy Matsumoto has been the recipient of two Chief Constable Commendations and a Senior Officer Commendation for his investigative work and contributions to policing. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in criminology from Simon Fraser University and completed the Queen's Executive Program at the Smith School of Business, Queen's University.