Police survey packages delivered

by Vance Gutzman

Deep River’s police consultation plan has kicked off in earnest.

Survey packages have been sent through the mail outlining for residents two options – either maintaining the Deep River Police Service or negotiating a municipal policing contract with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP).

Public open houses on the issue will be held today (Wednesday, June 14) from 2-4 pm and again in the evening from 7-9 pm in the council chambers at town hall.

Two more public open houses will run again at those same times tomorrow, and a business forum has also been scheduled Thursday morning from 8-10 am.

“Council is committed to providing residents with critical information that allows them to be part of this decision-making process,” Mayor Joan Lougheed said Monday of the police consultation plan.

“We are asking residents for their feedback on which policing model they think would best serve them, not just present-day but into the future.

“The opinions, thoughts, advice and input of residents are an important part of the process.”

> for more information, pick up a copy of the June 14 North Renfrew Times…