Alberta municipalities disapprove of proposed provincial police force

The Government of Alberta is giving serious consideration to replacing the RCMP with an independent Alberta Provincial Police Service, and a potential transition beginning in the year 2025.

A report by PriceWaterHouseCoopers outlines that the transition would cost 366 million dollars.

Last year the provincial government began shifting the cost of policing to municipalities including Lethbridge County. But the county’s position is that Alberta municipalities have not been adequately consulted on this matter.
Lethbridge County Reeve Tory Campbell joined BCN to discuss.

Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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