Quick fixes will not cut it
In reference to the Newton Community Association meeting that I attended on Jan. 6 at the Newton Senior Centre, I would first like to point out that volunteers are an asset with our police, not instead of our police.
We must increase our police force so we have the manpower to better serve our city. If the City of Surrey has the ability (money) to build a new city hall for $10 million, surely they can find more of that money so that we can add to our police force.
I felt at the meeting that the main focus was to concentrate on quick-fix (cheap) solutions by increasing the manpower in volunteers. I agree that this would be a good pipeline or source of manpower for the police, but we do not want to replace our police force with volunteers.