Peel police budget is in a deficit, regional council hears
Peel police budget is in a deficit, regional council hears
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Peel police budget is in a deficit, regional council hears


While Peel Police approached regional council hat-in-hand on Thursday to ask for a $21.6 million increase to their budget, acting chief Chris McCord admitted the force is currently running a deficit.

High salaries and a desire to hire more officers to deal with a spike in violent crime are driving a request for a 5.6 percent increase to the police budget for 2019.

Meanwhile, provincial grants for some initiatives are expiring, leaving police wondering how to make up the loss.



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