Police Look to Add More Bodies to the Force

Kingston's Police Chief will make a pitch to the board asking to hire three more seargants.

They would be responsible for supervising their 24/7 communications centre and help prioritize calls.

As it stands right now, a sergeant supervises the day shift Monday to Friday, while a civilian staff member supervises all other times.

The cost would equal an increase of one per-cent in the police budget.

The Chief will present his budget to the police board next week.

From there, it would go to city council during their budget deliberations in late November.