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Local leaders not backing provincial police force idea

Wetaskiwin’s mayor, Millet’s mayor and Wetaskiwin County’s reeve believe replacing the RCMP with a Provincial police force will not benefit the communities they represent.

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Alberta police force could cost province hundreds of millions of dollars more: report

Dumping the RCMP for a provincial police force could cost Alberta approximately $200 million more annually than what the provincial and municipal governments currently spend, according to a study released by the provincial government on Friday.

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RCMP out? Government report suggests it could be more expensive for Alberta

An independent, government-ordered report on the feasibility of a provincial police force suggests a long transition period and a hefty price tag.

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'No meat to this bone': Concerns about cost of Alberta provincial police

While Alberta’s justice minister said it is “cost-effective” and the premier said it is “compelling”, there are lots of doubts rising around the idea of establishing a provincial police force.

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Opinion: Albertans deserve transparency on provincial police force proposal

On the afternoon of Aug. 2, a Penhold couple called 911 after returning home to find an intruder asleep on their bed while their two teenaged children hid nearby. 

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National Police Federation Opinion Editorial: Just the facts, Premier

On the afternoon of August 2, a Penhold couple called 9-1-1 after returning home to find an intruder asleep on their bed while their two teenaged children hid nearby. When RCMP officers arrived only ten minutes later, the intruder had attacked and injured the father with a baseball bat, and he ultimately shot the intruder while defending his family and property.

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Black Diamond votes to back RCMP in Alberta

Black Diamond council voted to support the RCMP's continued service in Alberta last week.

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Commentary: RCMP remains the best option for Alberta

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact Alberta students, businesses and sports organizations, despite the encouraging progress of the vaccination campaign, the Kenney government has its hands full guiding the province forward.

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M.D. continues discussions on provincial police

After receiving a letter from the County of St. Paul, who expressed their concern over a potential provincial police force, the Municipal District of Taber once again voiced their issues.

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Town Of Didsbury Council Hears Presentation From National Police Federation

Didsbury council heard a presentation from the National Police Federation (NPF) during last week’s meeting. It was regarding the provincial government’s proposal to replace the Alberta RCMP with a new provincial police service. 
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