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City Council to discuss Police Review on Tuesday

November 28, 2019 11:54 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

In November 2018, City Council directed Administration to undertake an independent review of policing services in Red Deer. The review is comprised of two parts, a Governance Review that identifies the opportunities and challenges with various policing operating models, as well as a Service Review with recommendations on enhancing services with the existing RCMP contract. 

“The Police Review provides a comprehensive and independent look at delivery options for policing services in Red Deer,” said Paul Goranson, Director of Protective Services. “The report does not make a recommendation on a preferred model but identifies opportunities and challenges with either option.”

As part of the Service Review, Red Deer was compared to other cities with either RCMP contracts or their own municipal police service. The report shows that the cost of policing in Red Deer is comparable to other similar sized cities, while the Red Deer detachment has higher caseloads per full time equivalent employee.

“The Service Review makes eight recommendations to enhance services currently provided, however further study is required before implementation,” said Goranson.

The budget for the Police Review was approved at $200,000.

For more information, review the Police Review Q & A (pdf) .

For more information, contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

Paul Goranson
Director of Protective Services
The City of Red Deer

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