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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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