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Wednesday, January 15, 2014

RCMP May Not Even Be An Option For Saint John

Despite all the controversy over common council's vote to look into the cost of the RCMP policing Saint John, it might all be a moot point if the RCMP isn't willing to go ahead with it: so says  police association president Jamie Hachey, who tells CHSJ News he's been hearing that Saint John might not meet the criteria the RCMP have for considering a community.

He says he's heard it's RCMP policy not to intervene where there is a labour dispute, and also that they actively engaged in areas with populations of 5000 to 15,000 people and not above. Hachey says he'll be interested to hear the report from City Manager Pat Woods when it's complete. 

Hachey says he questions why the Mayor feels the report that was done on policing costs in Moncton is irrelevant and says it's worth doing some looking into.