Cost of replacing Alberta RCMP would be huge: National Police Federation

Alberta’s transition to a provincial police force could cost $1 billion or more based on Surrey, B.C.’s experiences, said a National Police Federation spokesman on Monday in Red Deer.

The province has been floating the idea of replacing Alberta’s 3,100 RCMP officers and 1,000 civilians with a provincial force. A PriceWaterhouseCooper study estimated the transition costs alone at $366 million to $371 million depending on the option chosen.

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