A lot of people on the interweb like to complain about the cops and how they are a bunch of lazy doughnut eaters that can't fight crime unless it occurs in a Tim Horton's.
I recently had an idea, although someone must have come up with this before me. What if "The Police" was separate from "Road Enforcement". You do 70km/h down Granville you'd get a ticket from "Road Enforcement" you rob liquor store "The Police" would lock you up. They already have some kind of separate commercial vehicle police force, I see them all the time at the Tim's by the scale at the foot of the Alex Fraser bridge. Would this help the image of the police? They'd stop being the A-holes who "tricked" you into doing 140 over the Cambie st. bridge just so they could give you an excessive ticket. You wouldn't drive past a motorcycle cop on the side of the road and scream "GO FIGHT SOME CRIME!" out the window because he/she wouldn't be able to.
On the downside, after robbing a liquor store, if you jumped into a stolen vehicle and sped away you would be creating a kind of jurisdictional nightmare. Parking enforcement is already separate from the real police why not "Road Enforcement" or maybe "Vehicle Crime"? Anyone else hear of anything like this.