VANCOUVER, June 27, 2012 /CNW/ - BC Police Association President, Tom
Stamatakis, welcomes the decision by BC Justice Minister Shirley Bond
that the amalgamation of policing services of Victoria and Esquimalt
will continue and be strengthened.
Bond says the province has accepted the report of an independent
mediator on policing in the City of Victoria and the Township of
Esquimalt and will be moving forward to make improvements in the
existing arrangement rather than replacing the policing services
currently provided by Victoria with the RCMP.
Stamatakis says this is welcome news, and congratulated Bond on making
"a measured decision that is in the best interests of the two
"We know there are a range of views in those two communities and we
recognize that Esquimalt has legitimate concerns that should be
addressed," says Stamatakis, who pledges that the BCPA will do whatever
it can to assist in ensuring the strengthening and improvement of
policing services in Esquimalt and Victoria.
The British Columbia Police Association represents approximately 2,700
members of the province's 11 municipal police services and the South
Coast BC Transit Association police service.
SOURCE BC Police Association
For further information:
Tom Stamatakis, President, BC Police Association 604-312-7737
Sean Plater, President, Victoria City Police Union, 250-880-0716