Let’s talk about regional policing in British Columbia
Let’s talk about regional policing… three decades ago.
This article is from the Autumn 1978 issue of the B.C. Police Journal. Here are a few excerpts:
- In the fall of 1977, the Attorney-General and the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing together identified a need to examine a wide range of issues related to policing costs.
- The major purpose of the project is to examine policing costs in British Columbia, how they are shared among Municipal, Provincial and Federal Governments and then to consider practical cost-sharing alternatives.
- The terms of reference also require a study of the possibility of regional delivery of policing services and other cost-related issues.
It seems this intractable problem has been around for a long, long time.
On a more modern note, there is a coffee meet up in Victoria to discuss amalgamation on Friday, September 28th from 9am to 10am.