South Bruce Peninsula decides to stay with OPP service

In a recent letter to Saugeen Shores Council, Mayor Janice Jackson of the Town of South Bruce Peninsula thanked the municipality for submitting a recent proposal to possibly assume providing policing services.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Town of Saugeen Shores for considering, preparing and presenting a proposal which would see the Town of Saugeen Shores offer policing services to the Town of South Bruce Peninsula,” said Jackson.  “We appreciate the thoroughness of the proposal and the time taken by Saugeen Shores Staff to ensure that the proposal was presented in a manner that allowed us to make a comparison between our current OPP services and those which your Town would be able to provide. A report including the proposal was presented to Council.”

In Jackson’s letter, she said that South Bruce Council has decided to continue with policing services from the OPP and will not be pursuing the proposal by the Town of Saugeen Shores.   Once they compared current OPP policing costs to the Saugeen Shores proposal, it was determined that there was not enough of a savings to justify changing service providers.