Town to hold survey on police options?

by Vance Gutzman

Deep River’s protection and safety committee is expected to recommend that town council undertake a “comprehensive community engagement process” in regards to the future of policing services in the municipality. 

That recommendation was to have been the focus of last night’s committee meeting, chaired by Councillor Megan Aikens, who authored a background report on the subject.

The town took a step back last month from moving forward with a costing proposal from the Ontario Provincial Police at Aikens’ urging.

“An issue of this magnitude warrants greater time,” Aikens said before a full house of concerned citizens who packed council chambers March 1 for a meeting on the issue.

At that time, and with a July 19 deadline to accept the OPP’s costing proposal, council agreed to refer the matter back to the protection and safety committee for further discussion.

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