Police Commission Finds Community Safety and Fiscal Balance

Saskatoon Star Phoenix, September 22, 2015

Weighing the competing interests of taxpayers and the Saskatoon Police Service is a challenge come budget time, says a member of the Board of Police Commissioners.

“I think it’s a balance,” said board member Carolanne Inglis-McQuay.

Police Chief Clive Weighill says $3.8 million more is needed, almost entirely to cover wage increases for the coming year. That also includes a request for an additional $600,000 to operate the new police station. They’d also like to see another $470,000 for eight new officers. The total would amount to a 5.3 per cent increase to more than $93 million.

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