May 22, 2015


City needs to reduce police OT: councillor

Protection and community services chairman Coun. Scott Fielding said the city needs to develop a strategy to reduce police overtime costs.

Last year, a special police traffic enforcement drive cost $860,000 in overtime, according to documents obtained by traffic activist group WiseUp Winnipeg.

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Fielding said the overtime cost is obviously too high, and the city needs to work with police and the new police board to develop a strategy to reduce it. He said the city should examine whether it makes more sense to devote more officers to the traffic unit, which would be cheaper than bringing in officers to work overtime.

"Right now the levels are unacceptable," Fielding said.

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