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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Police Chief Concedes It Will Be Tough To Live With Budget Restraint

City Police broke even this year with its budget but whether they can do it again next year will be alot tougher. Common Council wants to limit both the police and fire departments to just one per cent increases in their budgets. Police Chief Bill Reid concedes it won't be easy to live within that.
The Chief points out an undercover drug investigaton like "Operation Portland", which resulted in 50 arrests, also cost 450 thousand dollars to carry out and something unexpected like the L-N-G disturbances over the use of workers from outside the province cost 67 thousand dollars..