Northern Alberta city of Grande Prairie expected to vote on a municipal police force
March 6, 2023 By The Canadian Press
Mar. 6, 2023, Grande Prairie, Alta. – A municipality in northern Alberta is meeting today to discuss a proposed city police force that would replace the RCMP.
The Alberta government announced last month that it would give Grande Prairie $9.7 million if council were to vote in favour of establishing a city police force.
The total cost of the proposed police service is estimated to be $19 million.
The province has said it would help cover start-up and transitional costs over two years.
The RCMP currently provides policing services to the city of about 64,000 people.
City council is expected to make a decision this afternoon.
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