The July issue of Saanich Community Roots is now available online. This is a small community newspaper / magazine that I publish six times a year in partnership with the Quadra Cedar Hill Community Association.
Community policing is difficult. For example, here are the findings of the 1997 audit regarding the Esquimalt Police Department and community policing.
EPD had years to embrace this approach to policing, and yet the organization struggled.
Everyone in the CRD knows that policing in Esquimalt is a hot topic these days. With this in mind, I’ve submitted a couple of Freedom of Information requests. Here is what I’ve asked for:
- The RCMP police service proposal submitted in response to RFP NO. ESQ-01-11. This request has been submitted to Esquimalt under the provincial FOIPP legislation and also to the RCMP under the relevant federal legislation.
- All agendas and minutes of the Esquimalt Policing and Law Enforcement Advisory Board (EPLEAB).
- The EPLEAB report (submitted to both Esquimalt and the provincial government).
- All financial records of EPLEAB (its budget, expenses, etc.).
Please note that my goal in submitting these requests is not to imply criticism of a particular municipality or law enforcement agency.