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.
The NPF conducted independent polling last October which showed 81 percent of Albertans in communities policed by the RCMP are satisfied with the service they receive. Meanwhile, support for a transition to a new provincial police service was as low as just 8 percent.
Mayor Rhonda Hunter says council has written a letter to the Premier and the Justice Minister voicing the Town’s ongoing support for the RCMP as Alberta’s police force of choice and their opposition to the formation of a provincial police force for a variety of reasons.
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