By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The benefits and disadvantages of recently introduced mobile police stations will be evaluated next January, Taipei City Mayor Ko Wen-je said Saturday.
After his new administration took office last December, the outspoken mayor proposed to do away with some police stations housed inside tall buildings. Instead, the officers would work from vans which would be able to reach the public rather than waiting for the public to come to them.
The change in policy incited fears that police officers would be hard to reach when most needed, while critics said Ko was only trying to save money for the city government while neglecting public safety needs. [FULL STORY]