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Katz pledges to add 58 police officers

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WINNIPEG--Mayor Sam Katz kicked off his third bid for the city's top job with a pledge to combat crime with 58 new police officers and a better-staffed 911 dispatch centre.

Many of those officers will staff a new anti-gang unit modelled on the successful anti-car theft unit. And high-crime neighbourhoods  will get another 20 beat cops on foot patrol.

The 911 centre, which a new but unreleased study says is dangerously understaffed, will get 19 new dispatchers.

The officers alone will cost an additional $4 million a year - a significant amount for a city budget that's already threadbare.

Katz wasn't clear where the cash would come from, saying there an "many avenues" within city revenues as well as some federal funding.

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Updated on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 11:22 AM CDT: Updates with new information

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