Karen Reid Sidhu, Executive Director
Karen is a senior development and community safety professional with over 25 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 (formerly Terasen Gas), ICBC and with two national charities Ovarian Cancer Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon. 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 a the 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.
Michelle Kumar, Director of Operations | Human Resources
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.
Jen D’Souza, Interim – Director of Operations | Human Resources
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 a
Gagan Johal, Interim – Manager Volunteer Resources | Administration
Gagan joined Surrey Crime Prevention Society in 2011 as a Community Safety Volunteer. She was the recipient of the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award for her dedication to public safety in the Newton Community Safety Tour Program. Gagan is dedicated to making a difference in the community by helping those in need, uplifting the most vulnerable and spearheading initiatives to promote positive changes in the community. She is passionate about community safety, civic pride, and youth mentorship.
Gagan holds a Bachelors Degree in Law Enforcement from the Justice Institute of British Columbia, and wishes to pursue a Master’s Degree in Humanitarian Studies. In her free time, Gagan loves travelling, reading and volunteering.
Simran Khabra, Community Safety Specialist, Mentorship Programs
Simran is currently a student enrolled in the Criminology program at Simon Fraser University. She has been an active volunteer within her community in various fields, such as crisis intervention, sports programming and blood donation. By working with different sectors of the community, Simran has learned the importance of enhancing public safety, hence increasing her interest to pursue a career in law enforcement. Simran enjoys coaching her soccer team in Surrey, where she is able to empower youth towards enhancing leadership skills and sportsmanship, while advocating for an active lifestyle for children at a young age. In her spare time, Simran enjoys trying out foods from different cultures as well as playing soccer.
Manpreet Athwal, Senior Community Safety Specialist
Manpreet Athwal holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Human Resources Management program and aims to pursue a career as a Human Resources Manager. Manpreet has been a member with Surrey Crime Prevention Society since October 2014. She was originally an office volunteer, where she reflected professional work ethics. As a result of her dedication and professionalism, Manpreet was hired as a Traffic Safety Program Coordinator in August 2016. As a Traffic Safety Program Coordinator, Manpreet is responsible for scheduling, planning and taking volunteers out for Speed Watch and Cell Watch, monthly reports and statistics.
Manpreet is an active volunteer in the community. She has volunteered with the City of Surrey for events such as Fusion Festival, Spring day camps, Children’s Festival. She was also a member of the Netwon Youth Council team (CYCON). Manpreet has also volunteered with the Oak Avenue Neighbourhood Hub Society, where she assisted with summer events like Hub BBQs, Hub Summer Rummage Sale, Kids Kitchen. Manpreet enjoys shopping, travelling, and helping others in need.
Tanvir Bhandal , Community Safety Specialist
Tanvir is currently a student at Kwanlten Polytechnic University, and hopes to achieve a B.A in Economics. . Tanvir has been a member with Surrey Crime Prevention Society since March 2019. He started off as a member of Traffic Safety Watch, and was later hired because of his professional conduct. Tanvir is the current Community Safety Specialist for the South Surrey/Cloverdale area. Through his work with Surrey Crime Prevention Society (SCPS), Tanvir hopes to make his community safer and become a more proactive member of society. Tanvir hopes one day to become a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. In his free time, Tanvir plays Rugby with the Surrey Rugby Beavers Club and enjoys taking his dog Skye for walks.
Sandip Rai, Community Safety Specialist
Sandip Rai has been a member of Surrey Crime Prevention Society since June of 2015. He was originally a volunteer with the Citizen’s Community Safety Watch Program, where he gained valuable experiences in the field. Because of his dedication and experience, Sandip was hired as the Community Safety Specialist for the newly formed South Surrey | Cloverdale Tours.
Sandip has been a proud resident of Surrey since he moved here from Vancouver 10 years ago. In that time he has been a part of several organizations that work to make Surrey a better place to live. These programs include SHaRP, Salmon Habitat Restoration Program, which works to provide local salmon populations with a healthy environment to grow by cleaning streams and replacing invasive plant species with native ones and Operation Save H2O, which educates people on how to decrease water usage.
Sandip aims for a career in By-law enforcement, which he has taken several courses for at the Justice Institute. In his free time Sandip enjoys reading and watching documentaries regarding history and archeology.
Simran Jhutty, Community Safety Specialist
Simran is a real estate agent specializing in buying/selling residential homes since 2015. Simran is a graduate from the Criminology program at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and aims to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Simran has been a resident of Surrey and Delta her whole life. Over the years she has gained a strong urge to help better the community and neighbourhood she was raised in. As a community safety specialist Simran hopes to increase safety in the City of Surrey. In her spare Simran enjoys travelling, hiking and reading.
Jaspreet Jandu, Membership and Marketing Specialist
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 gained valuable experience out in the field and was eventually hired as the organization’s Membership & Marketing Coordinator. 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.
Tejvir Josan, Community Safety Specialist
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.
Miko Ahmad, Community Safety Specialist
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!
Raveena Basra, Community Safety Specialist
Raveena has been part of Surrey Crime Prevention Society since July 2019 as a way to gain experience in the field. She has been a resident of Surrey her whole life and hopes to make the communities within Surrey a safer place for everyone. Raveena holds a diploma in Criminal Justice and is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in Forensic Investigation. She is pursuing a career in Forensic Sciences so that she can one day work in a Forensic Laboratory. In her spare time Raveena coaches soccer to younger children, developing their skills and footwork while also teaching them the values of leadership and teamwork. Raveena also enjoys reading, travelling, and playing sports.
Parampreet Kaur Bhullar, Community Safety Specialist
Parampreet Kaur Bhullar joined Surrey Crime Prevention Society as a volunteer in 2018. During her time as a volunteer she supported Community Safety Tours, the Traffic Safety Program and many other special events.
Because of her commitment to SCPS, Parampreet was hired as a Community Safety Specialist supporting community safety programs and raising awareness while motivating others to serve their community.
Parampreet was an international student and as a woman of color, Parampreet faced a lot of adversity in Canada, however despite these challenges, she was able to obtain her diploma in Computer Science and Information Systems. Parampreet is determined to one day to secure a career in law enforcement where she can continue to serve her community and create a safer Surrey for everyone.
In her spare time, aside from volunteering in the community, Parampreet, enjoys spending time with her family and friends.