LETTER: Can’t pass the buck on crime in Surrey, Mayor Hepner

The Editor,

Re: "No comment on crime," the Now, April 9.

Under the B.C. Police Act, Surrey Mayor Hepner is chair of the Surrey police board. The board is responsible for directing the duties and function of the Surrey RCMP to: (a) enforce, in the City of Surrey, municipal bylaws, the criminal law and the laws of British Columbia and; (b) generally maintain law and order in the city and prevent crime.

It’s time, Mayor Hepner, to stop being defensive and tell us what you and the rest of the police board members are planning to do to deal with crime and what direction you will be giving the Surrey RCMP.

Robert Burns, Surrey

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