VPD backs regional police force
A report in response to findings from the Missing Women Inquiry Commission says the VPD supports a regional police force. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)
The Canadian Press
Published Monday, January 21, 2013 7:57AM PST
Last Updated Monday, January 21, 2013 11:17AM PST
A Vancouver Police Department report reveals the VPD supports talks on the creation of a regional police force.
The report – for an upcoming police board meeting – outlines the department's response to the 63 recommendations of the Missing Women Inquiry Commission following its examination of the police handling of the Robert Pickton serial murder case.
According to the report, Vancouver police support most of the commission's recommendations, including the regional force – although other municipalities such as Delta remain fiercely opposed to the idea.
The VPD is not as enthusiastic about a call to re-establish an independent organization such as the now-disbanded police native liaison society – saying such an independent group already exists in the city and is working well with the police department.