We need 24-hour policing in Gander
For the past several years, Gander has been experiencing a rash of domestic break-ins, home incursions, burglaries, forced entries and criminal activity.
This has become a major problem in this “white-collar town” of only 14,000.
We do not have a 24-hour active RCMP patrol within the Town of Gander.
My concern here is not only limited to the lack of 24-hour RCMP town presence, but also overlaps the vulnerabilities in overall security as it pertains to our international airport and the Air Traffic Control Center as well.
It is my opinion that the Gander Town Council and the provincial and federal governments have really dropped the ball in addressing this failure of security to ensure the residents of our town are protected.
We are tax payers, and should expect, at the least, an active 24hour fire and police service.
This concern has been previously passed to the Gander Town Council and other various agencies concerning this matter. Unfortunately, this subject has not been openly addressed, debated, nor resolved to the satisfaction of citizens of this town.
I hope this letter will provide a spotlight on this critical issue, especially in light of our government’s commitment to safety and security. Hopefully an improvement in this area can be implemented by the new, upcoming, town council in order to enhance local security and reduce crime related activity.
Regards Brian W. Shaw Gander