ORILLIA, ON, Oct. 4, 2013 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is
deferring contract renewal discussions with municipalities while it
works with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
on a new billing model for municipal policing services.
Municipalities whose contracts expire before Jan. 1, 2015, will have two
Amend their current contract to continue until the new billing model is
ready (Section 10 of the Police Service Act).
Let their contract expire and be policed by the OPP on a non-contract
basis (Section 5.1 of the Police Service Act) until the new billing model is launched).
"No matter what option affected communities choose, there will be no
discernible change in service," said OPP Commissioner Chris Lewis. "The
OPP looks forward to working with all its municipal partners, and we
ask that they be patient during the transition period to the new
The OPP is also deferring discussions with municipalities seeking new
estimates and costs for contracting police services in their community
until details of the new billing model are finalized.
Ontario Engaging Municipalities on New OPP Billing Model
SOURCE: Ontario Provincial Police
For further information:
Superintendent Rick Philbin, Commander, Municipal Policing Bureau
Phone: (705) 329-6140