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Monday, October 21, 2013

RRPD Using Budget Surplus To Fund Name Change

Police in the valley using the extra cash left over from this year's budget to pay for their name change. 

The Rothesay Regional Police are becoming the Kennebecasis Valley Police, following in the footsteps of the fire department who changed their name back in 2006.

Rothesay Mayor Bill Bishop says the surplus is not because of over-budgeting, it's because of officers being hired out by the RCMP to do specialized work. Bishop says they pay their salaries back to the commission, and in turn, the commission hires less qualified people to fill the vacancies which builds up a surplus.

Bishop says they will be using the $125,000 surplus to pay for new signage for the K-V Police Department and new vehicles instead of using funds from the 2014 budget.