Mulgrave hears youth priorities, discusses policing costs
April 27, 2022
By Lois Ann Dort, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Apr. 27, 2022, Mulgrave, N.S. – Mulgrave held its regular council meeting on April 19. Council discussed policing cost for the town as provided by the RCMP. The town is allotted one full-time member at a cost of $171,000 over the most recent fiscal year.
In the first quarter of 2022, 21 calls have been received by the RCMP from Mulgrave which lines up with the previous year.
“It doesn’t warrant $171,000. I don’t think,” said Councillor Krista Luddington.
Council will make inquiries regarding possible policing alternatives. One part-time RCMP officer or a town police force were ideas floated at the council table.
Luddington was quick to point out the high cost of policing as provided by the RCMP was not a problem experienced by the Town of Mulgrave alone, “It’s everyone across the board.”
RCMP costs are expected to rise this coming year and in following years under the recently ratified contract between the federal government and the union representing RCMP members.
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