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Saying it will save lives and money, Vancouver's Mayor and Police Chief are again expressing their support for a regional police force, at the risk of upsetting opponents of the idea.
Mayor Gregor Robertson says he'd like to see this issue front and center in the upcoming BC election.
"It would be great to see candidates for the Legislature across the region put their cards on the table. I think that would speak volumes as to what's possible."
Chief Jim Chu admits other police chiefs have been more reluctant, but this is the right thing to do.
"I don't think anyone's saying that we would do what we're doing now. The Vancouver Police Department supports regional policing. We believe it's more efficient and effective."
Premier Christy Clark says she's open to discussing it, but she insists regional policing requires support across Metro Vancouver.