Both the Town of Rocky Mountain House and Clearwater County have been forwarded letters asking for support from multiple municipalities to have Alberta stick with the RCMP for policing services as opposed to creating a provincial force.
A delegation from the National Police Federation (NPF), who represents 3,500 RCMP members, spoke during Rocky town council’s May 18 meeting. The federation is asking municipalities across the province to write to the Premier and the Minister of Justice about the matter. They claimed that only six per cent of 1,000 people surveyed online supported replacing the RCMP. Their presentation to council not only insisted that costs would skyrocket for the province, but it would also be a risk to community safety.
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