I fully agree. A good, long look at contract policing, particularly in B.C., might be a good place to start. Surrey is the 12th largest municipality in Canada — of course it should have its own police force, that shouldn’t even be controversial. And there should be a clear path for municipalities, as they grow and develop, to wean themselves off contract policing. The trend, however, has been more often the opposite, where municipalities give up their forces for financial reasons — Moncton comes to mind. Yes, the ‘Irish Model’ of policing brings economies of scale and is probably cheaper for the taxpayer, but is that a good enough reason to abandon the ‘London Model’?Chris Pook said:Perhaps the RCMP is better to focus on the Spaces where people aren't to maintain law and order, secure lines of communication and provide a ready civilian reserve for crisis management.