'Keep Alberta RCMP' community tour makes its way through to Airdrie, Calgary

The debate over a proposed provincial police force has been ongoing since the provincial government proposed the idea this past fall.

Calls for a provincial police force were amplified following a fair deal panel report's recommendations that it would improve rural policing issues while strengthening relationships with First Nations communities.

In response, the union that represents nearly 20,000 mounties, the National Police Federation (NPF), has been touring the province since Jan. 6, speaking to Albertans.

The union's goal is to keep the RCMP in Alberta, highlighting what it says would be increased costs for taxpayers and other complications.

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