February 22, 2018

Liberal government talking regional policing — again

The provincial government is reviving the idea of a regional police force in Metro Vancouver – just in time for the provincial election.

Justice Minister Shirley Bond has released a long awaited report on policing including how the government plans to respond to Wally Oppal’s Missing Women Inquiry.
 
One commitment – to spend two years consulting with stakeholders about policing in Metro Vancouver, from further integration of services to outright regional policing.

“We hear anectodal information about regional policing all the time – no one has actually investigated the costs, the benefits.”

Which may be a surprise given the province just re-upped with the RCMP as the default provincial police force for the next 20 years.  

CKNW Vancouver News

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