Eliminating fiefdoms benefit of regional police

Oak Bay Police Department target of complaint by reader

Re: The time has come for a regional police force (News, June 12)

Colin Nielsen is absolutely correct in stating the need for regional policing in Greater Victoria. If nothing else, it would eliminate the little fiefdom and the do-nothing attitude that pervades the Oak Bay Police Department, which inhales 18 per cent of the municipality’s budget and contributes little. If we can get the justice minister to approve this, can regional government be far behind?

Chris Martin

Oak Bay