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ElIiot Lake Police Services Board recommends five-year OPP contract

The OPP has provided municipal police services under contract for over 70 years and currently maintains contracts with over 140 communities across the province
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The seven members of Elliot Lake City Council.will be asked to approve a contract with the Ontaio Provincial Police for police services in the city over the next five years.

The 'ask' is contained in a report going before council at its next regular meeting on Tuesday night.

At it's last meeting on Nov. 6, the Elliot Lake Police Services Board voted to accept a contract proposal for police services submitted by the Ontario Solicitor General's office last September.

In that submission, the Solicitor General estimated the cost for policing the city in 2020 at $3,011,397. That figure is based on several service costs including basic service which relates to policing for 6,573 local properties at a cost of $183.23 each for a total of $1,204,379.

In addition, Elliot Lake's share of the OPP's calls for service is $229.85 per property or $1,510,784. Estimated overtime cost is $114,853, court security rings in at $71,453 and the prisoner transportation cost is $13,080.

There is also a charge of $96,847 based on a 2018 year-end adjustment. All these costs add up to the 2020 policing cost estimate of $3,011,397.

The Solicitor General's submission notes, "The East Algoma OPP Detachment Commander will be responsible for all aspects of service delivery. The detachment management includes Staff Sergeant(s) and Sergeant / Platoon Leaders as applicable and will provide assistance and supervision to members of the East Algoma Detachment."

The Ontario Provincial Police has over 100 years of experience in providing community based policing and protection throughout Ontario.

As well, the OPP has provided municipal police services under contract for over 70 years and currently maintains contracts with over 140 communities across the province.


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