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Spending motivates police amalgamation

Greater Victoria's fractured police departments should become one

Re: VicPD launches bold vision for policing (News, Nov. 16)

It’s ironic that Victoria police Chief Constable Jamie Graham targets 2020.

A 20/20 vision must be a community-driven initiative to plan and implement strategies that enhance a community.

Graham’s plan shows a lack of community participation, and again, another attempt to manipulate a desired outcome, that has little to do with benefit to the area and more to do with compensating Victoria and its out-of-control spending habits, which has Victoria spending more than any other B.C. municipality for policing on both a per capita and GOP basis.

The province is not interested and neither are the surrounding municipalities.

William Perry