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Halifax needs to transform policing by integrating its local force and RCMP, study says

April 21, 2023  By Haley Ryan, CBC News

Apr. 21, 2023, Halifax, N.S. – A new report calls for dramatic policing changes in Halifax to integrate the city’s municipal police and RCMP, saying the current system is the “root cause” of many issues. The Policing Model Transformation Study was released Friday ahead of next Tuesday’s meeting of all council members to discuss the matter. At over 400 pages, the report from consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers provides a detailed roadmap for a better policing structure in Halifax — underpinned by the clear message that the municipality does not have an integrated policing model, even though it has long been called that. | READ MORE

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