Most Vancouverites approve of the job the VPD is doing, but not so many of us think we’d be treated fairly if we were under investigation.
That’s according to a new poll which finds only 52% of respondents think we’d get a fair shake.
That may go some way to explain why a new Mainstreet poll shows 6 in 10 Vancouverites want the VPD to wear body cameras.
However 64% polled said they approve of the work the VPD is doing.
Almost as many, two thirds, say they do believe police are being held accountable in cases of misconduct.
That’s better than their law enforcement colleagues in other Canadian cities with 55% of people in Saskatoon and just 39% of people in Calgary saying they approve of the work their police do.
The poll was commissioned for a presentation at the BC Law Enforcement Diversity Network Conference last week, which was told police leaders need to make a concerted effort if they’re to regain the trust of the public.