Any municipality wishing to request a contract proposal for the provision of policing services by the OPP must submit a council resolution requesting a proposal for the cost of OPP policing to the Ministry.
January 2014 Council Resolution to request costing proposal from OPP.
April 2017 OPP Costing Analysis presentation to Council.
December 2018 Council Resolution to request a costing proposal from OPP.
January 2019 Town’s request approved and an initial meeting with OPP was held.
December 2014 Resolution to obtain an OPP Costing.
January 2017 Resolution, in part, to work with the OPP on the OPP costing.
No initial meeting with OPP was held.
Fall 2017 cancelled.
For the first time in an election campaign, the burg watch provided a forum for Amherstburg residents to submit questions to council candidates in 2014.
As a result, questions were raised about police costings, a hot topic given the amount of debt the municipality burdened its ratepayers with.
Of those that were elected, here’s how they answered:
Question 6. Obtain OPP Costing, Remove Contract Clause
Question 13. Police Contract Buyout Clause
Question 18. Eliminate Police Contract Poison Pill Clause
Q. Do you believe the Poison Pill Clause should be eliminated in the Police Contract in order to get an OPP costing to compare the costs of policing of OPP versus Amherstburg Police.
A. I believe this part of the contract should be negotiated out of the contract so we can be on the same playing field as the rest of the Province I getting the best bang for the dollar.
would ‘local’ officers take a 0% increase for two full years?
and give up their negotiated generous severance packages if OPP policed the community?