le Dimanche 27 novembre 2022
le Jeudi 20 octobre 2022 16:18 Tribune-Express (Hawkesbury)

Hawkesbury council agrees to new police contract

Hawkesbury council agreed to a two-year extension of the municipal police services contract with the OPP. The cost of police services for next year will be $2.9 million. Details on the 2024 policing cost won’t be available until next September.  — photo Gregg Chamberlain
Hawkesbury council agreed to a two-year extension of the municipal police services contract with the OPP. The cost of police services for next year will be $2.9 million. Details on the 2024 policing cost won’t be available until next September.
photo Gregg Chamberlain
Hawkesbury has a new two-year contract with the OPP for municipal police services.

Council reviewed an administration report on the status of the OPP contract with the town. The current two-year contract ends the end of this December.

Based on administration review of policing needs, council accepted a recommendation for a new two-year contract that begins in January. The contract cost for 2023 will be $2,942,797, which Finance Director Philippe Timbers noted in his report is about $40,000 less than the 2022 police services bill for the town.

Details of the cost for the 2024 term of the contract won’t be available to the finance department until next September when it is included in the 2024 preliminary budget draft.