Brockville Announces Timeline for Decision on OPP Police Model

Brockville City Council has released the date when the decision of whether or not to adopt an OPP police model will be made.

April 12th is when council will debate and ultimately make their decision.

There will be a number of meetings leading up to this point, beginning next Wednesday (January 25th) when OPP reps will make their costing presentation at a public meeting taking place at the Memorial Centre.

The proposal would see Brockville's 185 year old police force integrated into the Leeds County detachment. It will also touch on the cost of a Brockville station that  is open to the public around the clock.

From there council will have a closed door meeting on January 31st to discuss particulars such as finding a possible building to house the new OPP attachment in Brockville. The OPP has deemed the current police station as unsuitable due to it's close proximity to railroad tracks.

Another public meeting will then be held at the Memorial Centre on March 1st where a chartered accountant hired by the city will give his opinions on the OPP costing proposal.

Residents of Brockville will be able to have their say at another special Memorial Centre Council meeting on March 6th, a meeting designed specifically to hear feedback from concerned citizens.

The city will also allow online/mail-in comments and questions about the possible change to be submitted from March 2nd to April 6th. They will be addressed by OPP reps at another Memorial Centre meeting on March 28th.