Written by Paris Lewbel for The Indy Channel.
Police Chief Marco Vasquez spoke Monday at the National Association of Women Law Enforcement Executives conference in Indianapolis. He was there to talk about weed.
“What you talk about there is, you partner with your community to solve problems of concern to both a police agency and your community, and that’s what you’re dealing with in marijuana,” Vasquez said.
Vasquez is from Erie, Colorado, a small town outside of Denver. Before he was chief there, he was in charge of investigations f or the Colorado Medical Marijuana Enforcement Division.
“I absolutely recognize that just putting people in jail for marijuana possession and use is likely not going to solve this problem,” Vasquez said. “A lot of people are going to use marijuana, whether it is legal or not.”