On November 16, 2023, the Minister of Public Safety announced that the Surrey Police Board members have been paused and Mike Serr has been appointed as the Board Administrator. The Administrator will take on the full duties and responsibilities of the Board as described in the Police Act. This is a temporary pause for the Board and their current cabinet appointments remain in effect. The government has taken this extraordinary step to ensure the policing transition can be completed efficiently and effectively. Learn more here.

Mike Serr

Mike Serr, Board Administrator

Mike Serr served as a police officer for over 33 years.  Mike started his career with the Vancouver Police Department in 1990 and worked in a variety of challenging positions. 

In 2015 he joined the Abbotsford Police Department as a Deputy Chief and was promoted to Chief Constable in September 2018. Mike retired from the Abbotsford Police Department in the Fall of 2023. 

As Chief Constable Mike developed annual strategic priorities and budgets for the Abbotsford Police Board.  Mike also helped manage the public safety response to the floods in Abbotsford in 2021.

Mike entered policing with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology.  He continued to pursue educational opportunities having completed the Canadian Police College Executive Development Program, Critical Incident Command course and the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, Institute for Strategic International Studies program. 

Mike was active locally and nationally in committee work and was the Chairperson of the Drug Advisory Committee for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), as well as the Chair of the CACP’s Special Purpose Committee on the Decriminalization of Illicit Drugs.  Mike was the Co-Chair on Health Canada’s Expert Task Force on Substance Use and a member of British Columbia’s Core Planning Table on Decriminalization. 

Mike has been the recipient of distinguished awards during his career in policing.  He was honoured with Chief Constable Commendations from both the Vancouver and Abbotsford Police Departments. He is also the recipient of the Lieutenant Governor’s Meritorious Service Award and the recipient of the Member of the Order of Merit (M.O.M) for police forces.  In 2022 he received the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Medallion. 

Melissa Granum

Melissa Granum, Executive Director

Melissa Granum is the Executive Director for the Surrey Police Board. Prior to this role, Melissa spent 12 years with the Delta Police Department as its Corporate Planning Manager. In that role, she supported Delta’s Police Board and the Chief Constable in a variety of areas. Her work included the administration of the Delta Police Board, intergovernmental relations, internal communications, strategic planning, annual reporting, research, marketing, and public relations. Melissa has a Master’s in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) and a Diploma in Broadcast and Media Communications. As a volunteer, Melissa has served as a director on the Delta Chamber of Commerce and Delta Hospice Society Boards and was a member of the Rotary Club of Ladner for over 10 years.