Oct 4, 2013
ORILLIA, ON, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is deferring contract renewal discussions with municipalities while it works with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services on a new billing model for municipal policing services.
Municipalities whose contracts expire before Jan. 1, 2015, will have two options:
"No matter what option affected communities choose, there will be no discernible change in service," said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. "The OPP looks forward to working with all its municipal partners, and we ask that they be patient during the transition period to the new billing model."
The OPP is also deferring discussions with municipalities seeking new estimates and costs for contracting police services in their community until details of the new billing model are finalized.
SOURCE Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Superintendent Rick Philbin, Commander, Municipal Policing Bureau
Phone: (705) 329-6140