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KAREN REID SIDHU

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Executive Director

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Karen is a senior development and community safety professional with over 35 years of experience spearheading projects within the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. She brings solid relationships with local communities, government, and private industry.

Karen identified common values and interests, generating active and enthusiastic participation with community partners in her roles with Fortis BC, ICBC, and with two national charities. Her creative ideas and concepts were launched into actionable and measurable campaigns and projects, resulting in increased public safety and awareness and revenue streams that achieved or surpassed all goals both regionally and nationally.

Karen is the former Chair of the Board of Trustees with Surrey Libraries. She is sits on the Transit Police Chiefs Community Council and was former Chair. Karen also received BCLTA Trustee of the Year and recently received the distinguished "Outstanding Canadian" award (one of 15 recipients in Canada).  She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business in Sales and Marketing Management, and holds a designation as a Certified Marketing Executive. Karen also studied Public Relations at the University of Victoria.  Karen joined Surrey Crime Prevention Society as the Executive Director in 2012.

MICHELLE KUMAR

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Director of Operations | Human Resources

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Michelle began volunteering with Surrey Crime Prevention in 2012 as an office volunteer. In April of 2013, she was hired as the Mentorship Coordinator for the Youth At-Risk Mentorship and Leadership Program. In her role, she was able to utilize both aspects of her academic experiences.

After successfully launching the Mentorship and Leadership Program at SCPS, Michelle was promoted to Director of Operations and Human Resources overseeing the operations of the Community Safety Programs delivered throughout the City of Surrey. She is a graduate of the Human Resource Program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. As a graduate from Simon Fraser University, Michelle has completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a Joint Major in Criminology and Psychology. She has gained valuable experience through volunteerism and was the Chair of the Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Community Council for the Fraser Valley.

JEN D'SOUZA

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Manager Volunteer Resources - Administration

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Born in Etobicoke, Ontario, Jen moved to Surrey with her family when she was three years old and has been a proud resident of Surrey ever since. A graduate from the University of British Columbia, Jen completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Political Science Major in 2011.

 

Jen began volunteering at Surrey Crime Prevention Society in October 2012. Her strong communication abilities and constructive work ethic propelled her into a leadership role as a Membership Drive Coordinator with SCPS in December 2012. In January 2013, Jen was hired as a full time employee for SCPS as the Volunteer and Membership Recruitment Coordinator. Recently, Jen was promoted to Manager of Volunteer Resources responsible for recruiting and managing the vast portfolio of volunteers with SCPS.

Jen enjoys following international and national current affairs and cultural events. Jen enjoys spending her spare time with family and friends, reading and volunteering in the community. Jen has volunteered at Sources Community Resources Society, has fundraised for the Canadian Red Cross.

JASPREET JANDU

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Senior Community Safety Specialist

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Jaspreet has been part of Surrey Crime Prevention Society since February 2018, where he originally volunteered as part of the Community Safety Tours Program, as a way of gaining more volunteer experience for his resume. During his time as a volunteer, he has gained valuable experience out in the field and was eventually hired as the organization’s Membership & Marketing Coordinator. Recently, Jaspreet was promoted to Senior Community Safety Specialist as a result of his strong leadership and mentorship in the programs he supports.  His future goals include having a career in either Law Enforcement or Paramedicine, and wishes to give back to the community in the form of civil service.

Jaspreet is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a Bachelors of Arts in Interactive Arts & Design, and has a passion for the arts that has lasted since he was a kid. In his free time, Jaspreet loves to draw, read comics, watch movies, TedTalks, go to the gym, and research facts about the world and history. His outlook on life includes the notion that knowledge is something that is ever-growing, and that it is important to learn from experiences that can make you stronger as a person. One day, he hopes to host his own Ted Talk, about his experiences within his future career.

MANJOT DOSANJH

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Community Safety Specialist

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Manjot is currently in her second year at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.  She is studying business, and her long-term goal is to pursue a career in law enforcement.  She joined Surrey Crime Prevention as a volunteer in May 2021.  After volunteering for one year Manjot decided to apply to become one of the community safety specialists. Because of her customer service experience working in retail and leadership experience working with the youth, Manjot was hired in April 2022.

 

Manjot loves working with the youth, and staying active in her community.  During her free time, she loves to take her dog on walks, spend quality time with family and go on hikes in the wilderness. 

TEJVIR JOSAN

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Community Safety Specialist

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Tejvir is currently a student at Simon Fraser University and is enrolled in the Criminology program. Tejvir is pursuing a career in law enforcement. In his free time, Tejvir enjoys maintaining an active lifestyle, challenging himself in different ways, and being outdoors.As a Community Safety Specialist, and resident of Surrey, Tejvir aims to raise community awareness and motivate others into serving the communities in which they live in.

Furthermore, Tejvir hopes to increase safety in the City of Surrey while meeting new people and getting their perspective on life.

PAUL MARIANO

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Community Safety Specialist

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Paul is committed to making a positive impact and being a role model within his community. He currently serves in public service full-time and also serves as a Community Safety Specialist within Surrey Crime Prevention Society part-time.

 

Paul started with Surrey Crime Prevention Society as a volunteer in 2020  supporting the Community Safety Tours program in Newton. He later decided to explore different opportunities with the organization and take on the role of being a mentor within the Community Safety Youth Mentorship program in Whalley. Paul was so successful in his role, he was hired with Surrey Crime Prevention Society and currently supports the team as a Citizen's Community Safety Watch Coordinator.

JATIN GARG

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Community Safety Specialist

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Jatin has been a volunteer with  Surrey Crime Prevention Society since May 2021. As a result of his leadership and commitment, Jatin was hired as a Community Safety Specialist in March of 2022.  He also works as Relationship Executive in a Finance Firm and has managerial experience in retail.

He is a graduate from Douglas College. Jatin joined the team at Surrey Crime Prevention Society with a desire to make a difference while enhancing safety in his community.  His goal is to gain valuable experiences in preparation for a future career in law enforcement. During his free time he like to go to gym, read books, and listening to podcasts.

MANJODH KANG

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Community Safety Specialist

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Manjodh is currently a student at the Justice Institute of British Columbia enrolled in the Law Enforcement Studies program and is pursuing a career in the public service field. His passion for public safety and service led him to volunteer with Surrey Crime Prevention Society, where he was eventually hired as a Community Safety Specialist and is currently fulfilling his role as a Coordinator for the Citizen’s Community Safety Watch Program.

 

Manjodh hopes to make a positive impact within his community while gaining valuable experiences and skills in the field that can be applied to a career in law enforcement. In his free time, Manjodh likes going to the gym, playing sports, learning about history and current events, and enjoying the great outdoors.

MANINDER KAUR BASSI

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Marketing and Sponsorship Coordinator

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Maninder is currently a fourth-year business student at Beedie School of Business SFU. She joined the Surrey Crime Prevention Society in September 2021, having been recruited through the SFU Co-op Program. Maninder’s passion for writing, strategy and content creation led her to volunteer with various SFU clubs like Young Women in Business SFU and Her Campus SFU, where she worked in their marketing department. It was through these different roles, she learned she loved working with social media, coming up with different strategies, and producing campaigns to reach out to different individuals and raise engagement.

 

In her role as Marketing and Membership Coordinator at Surrey Crime Prevention Society, she aims to get more involved in community development and get experience working with a non-profit organization while applying her marketing skills she gained from her past roles. In her spare time, she loves reading books, writing poems, watching movies, and dancing.

LEAH BERMAN

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Community Safety Specialist

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Leah is currently an SFU student studying Political Science with a minor in Psychology. She joined Surrey Crime Prevention Society in January of 2021, having been recruited through the SFU Co-op Program. She hopes to get valuable experiences within the realm of community safety through supporting this role. 

 

In her free time, Leah enjoys reading, playing Ringette, and following international events. She hopes to enter the field of politics one day and become an MLA within the Tri-Cities to advocate for issues central to that area.

DARREN BRIERLEY

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Community Safety Specialist

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Darren is currently a student in his final term at KPU where he is pursuing a B.A. in Criminology.  After graduation, Darren aspires to work with either the RCMP or a municipal agency as a police constable. 

 

Darren started with the Surrey Crime Prevention Society as a volunteer in early 2019 and has participated in many of the programs offered.  On his days off, Darren enjoys spending time outdoors with his friends and family and loves watching movies.

PARVIR GILL

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Community Safety Specialist

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Parvir is an entrepreneur, Financial Advisor, and the Founder of Project Know Now. She is in the process of completing her BBA in Human Resource Management. In addition to being a student and working full-time, she is passionate about helping the community. Parvir has worked with local businesses assisting them with their marketing, public relations, communications, advertising and social media. She had the opportunity to gain industry knowledge from organizations such as Pink Orchid Studio, Drishti Magazine, and her own project (Project Know Now). She has also established a business in the financial industry where she leads, organizes, trains and mentor’s young entrepreneurs. 


Parvir has attended conferences across the globe to learn from successful entrepreneurs and is now applying and sharing that knowledge with the community through Project Know Now. Not only has this project created valuable connections within the community, it has also empowered local youth to look beyond their expected career paths and find fulfillment in their respective passions. 

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