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RCMP receive award from Central Alberta FASD Network

Members of Red Deer RCMP’s Community Policing Unit have received an award from the Central Alberta FASD Network.

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Bowman not convinced on replacing Mounties with provincial police, would need more data

Mayor Sandy Bowman said he does not want to see the RCMP replaced with a provincial police force. He said in a Tuesday interview he would need to see data, such as community input and funding models, to reconsider.

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70% oppose replacing Alberta RCMP, says National Police Federation

Results of an online survey shows 80 per cent of Albertans remain satisfied with RCMP policing even as the UCP government pushes for a provincial police force, says the union representing RCMP.

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Survey commissioned by RCMP union suggests only nine per cent of Albertans think the province needs a provincial police force

Only nine per cent of Albertans believe the province needs to replace the RCMP with a provincial police force, suggests a survey commissioned by the RCMP’s union.

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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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