Letters to the Editor

Police costs need look


Re: IHIT costs add up for White Rock, Dec. 5.

Coun. Alan Campbell is correct in that the freight for selecting the RCMP to police the City of White Rock was a terrible mistake.

It is not the quality of policing that we receive in our city but the associated costs, such as funding E-Comm.

One only has to look south to Blaine, Wash. and see that their police service is stellar and costs much lower. Mind you, they do run a tighter ship in that pursuit rules are such that members are not charged with criminal matters related to high-speed pursuits and the fatalities of pedestrians.

The enforcement of speeding in our community is also an issue, with enforcement being slim to none historically.

One would think that with Surrey doing the answering of 911 calls and issuing complaint file numbers, our costs would be much less. This is not the case, it would seem.

The re-signing of the RCMP was a bad idea as to costs and not the quality of policing they provide.

Ron Eves, White Rock



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