Policing in downtown #StCath

I shared my frustration at Council regarding the issues raised here about lack of policing in the downtown, and I will say again – the problem requires more attention. I have all the respect in the world for the NRP and its officers; this issue really doesn’t have anything to do with them.

Until the Police Services Board learns how to budget appropriately, I don’t expect we’ll get much help on this issue in the way of additional foot patrols. Meanwhile, some of the benefit from the investments made by public and private groups in the downtown will be wasted because in some areas, the lack of police presence continues to make those areas unwelcoming.