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KAREN REID SIDHU

Executive Director

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Karen is a senior development and community safety professional with over 30 years of experience spearheading projects within the private, public and not-for-profit sector. She brings solid relationships within 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 successfully launched into actionable and measurable campaigns and projects, resulting in increased public 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 also the Chair of the Transit Police Chiefs Community Council. Karen is a graduate from the University of British Columbia, Sauder School of Business in Sales and Marketing Management, and holds a designation as a Certified Marketing Executive. She is currently in the process of completing her Public Relations designation through the University of Victoria. She joined the team at Surrey Crime Prevention June 2012.

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MICHELLE KUMAR

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 to oversee the operations of the Community Safety Programs delivered in 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 currently is a member of the Coast Capital Savings Youth Get It Community Council for the Fraser Valley.

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JEN D'SOUZA

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.

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JASKARAN SANGHA

Community Safety Specialist

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Jaskaran is currently a student at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, as part of the Criminology program and will be pursuing a career as a legal professional. Jaskaran has been an active volunteer with the Surrey Crime Prevention Society since August 2019, and is now a Community Safety Specialist with the organization. In his down time, Jaskaran enjoys spending time with family, reading, and playing basketball

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JASPREET JANDU

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.

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TEJVIR JOSAN

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.

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HARMAN BAINS

Community Safety Specialist

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Harman has been a part of Surrey Crime Prevention Society since October 2015 where he volunteered in Fleetwood as a foot tour volunteer. He is now a community safety specialist with the organization.

 

Harman is a graduate from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. In his free time Harman loves to spend time with his friends and family and play basketball.

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MANINDER KAUR BASSI

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.

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MIKO AHMAD

Community Safety Specialist

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Miko has been a member of Surrey Crime Prevention Society since November of 2018. She initially joined the Community Safety Tours Program as a volunteer, took part in numerous special events and additionally helped as an office volunteer. Because of her dedication and experience within SCPS, Miko was employed as a Community Safety Specialist in 2019.

Miko’s interest in the criminal justice system led her to obtain a diploma in Criminology and aim towards a career in law enforcement. She is currently an active volunteer with the District Community Police office in North Delta and hopes to become involved with more communities in order to gain a diversity of experience. In her free time, Miko enjoys travelling, drawing and painting. Born in winter, she loves snow and finds the cold invigorating!

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SARA DOOLEY

Community Safety Specialist

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Sara is currently a criminology student at Simon Fraser University. She has a passion for learning about crime prevention and community safety. She joined Surrey Crime Prevention in hopes of enhancing safety in her community and to gain valuable experiences in the field that can applied to a career in law enforcement.

 

Sara was a competitive cheerleader for six years and has been a part of multiple teams. She values the experiences she gained from working within these teams as they allowed her to develop teamwork and leadership skills, which is reflected in her work. In her free time, she enjoys exploring the outdoors and seeing all of what beautiful British Columbia has to offer.

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LEAH BERMAN

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.

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DARREN BRIERLEY

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.

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