Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Quote from the Vancouver Sun regarding policing and the need to amalgamate

August 24, 2010
One of the most pressing issues, he said, is the patchwork system of municipal departments and RCMP detachments on the Lower Mainland and Greater Victoria. LePard concludes that many of the jurisdictional barriers that helped derail the Pickton investigation would have been moot if there had been a regional police force on the Lower Mainland.

"No one would ever design a policing system that had multiple agencies responsible for one metropolitan area," Rossmo said. "You'd never do that, so the reason we have it is a product of history, chance and politics.... I don't think the provincial government has ever done a really proper, thorough analysis of this subject."

1 comment:

Bernard von Schulmann said...

I am looking at hosting a meeting about amalgamation on September 30th

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=151690971527602

http://victoriavision.blogspot.com/2010/09/amalgamation-time-for-people-to-meet-on.html