Chief says Windsor Police Service Adjusting Well in Amherstburg

It's been two months since Windsor Police Service took over in Amherstburg.

A handful of officers took severance packages, but the majority of the town's officers made the transition to the Windsor police's Amherstburg detachment in the New Year.

Chief Al Frederick spoke to AM800 News after the latest police board meeting. He says Mayor Aldo DiCarlo has been getting a lot of feedback from residents so far.

"The feedback that he's getting from his citizens is that they've never seen more of a police presence in the town of Amherstburg and the only complaint's he's getting is that there's too many tickets being written," Frederick says. 

New technology and protocols have created a bit of a learning curve, but Frederick says things have been transitioning smoothly.

"Especially with the different computer systems, we have a number of our officers working within the town ... each and every day working hand and hand to help them with the familiarization with the tools that we use and they're catching on," he added.

Windsor police signed a 20-year contract with the town in October of 2018 that should save taxpayers close to $570,000 a year over the life of the deal.

 

 

— With files from AM800's Rob Hindi.