This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada, which closed in 2021.

City of Winnipeg launches operational review of police with eye to saving money

WINNIPEG - The City of Winnipeg is launching a review of its police service with an eye to saving money.

The city says the police service has the largest and fastest-growing operating budget, and the review will look for ways to stretch tax dollars.

The municipality has released a request for proposals to find a qualified third party to conduct the review, which is to deliver a preliminary report by late November.

The operating budget for the Winnipeg Police Service this year is more than $220 million.

As of last year the service included 1,443 police officers and 423 civilian members.

The last review of the service was in 2000.

Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Canada. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.