Re: Unarmed officers pose danger: Hepner, Oct. 7.
Surrey mayoral candidate Linda Hepner and her team should do some research before making statements.
Is Surrey any different than a city such as Winnipeg, a city about the same size with similar crime problems.
Since 2009, Winnipeg has put in place a cadet program similar to what candidate Barinder Rasode would put in place. The cadets in Winnipeg answer about 20 calls a day and free up about 30 hours a day for the police to work on crime. These cadets are also unarmed, but they deal with issues such as traffic control or walking the streets in downtown Winnipeg.
Residents want to see a presence of people in uniform, regardless of whether they are armed or not.
Don Gustafson, Surrey