Police should go high-tech

Security cameras can compensate for a lack of manpower.

It appears most of those running for the mayor’s office in Surrey want to hire more police officers to fight crime.

There is no doubt that this makes good politics. Will it solve the problem? Other areas have tried this solution only to find that the hiring of additional police officers has not resulted in any significant reduction in crime.

We are living in the age of high technology. Police officers actually used to walk the beat. Those days are gone.

Most police officers stay in their patrol cars unless they are at the scene of a police incident, the scene of a crime, or a crime in progress. Other times, they are in their office catching up on paperwork.

Why not use our technology to its fullest extent by making our present police more effective in doing their job of fighting crime? In Britain, there is a security camera on every corner.

 

Fred Perry, Surrey

Surrey North Delta Leader

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