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Monday, December 2, 2019

Orangeville Votes to Change Policing

Orangeville | by Phil DeLand  
Orangeville council voted to make the switch to the OPP 6-1.

Orangeville will be switching police services.

Council voted 6-1 in favour of switching to the OPP.

Prior to the recorded vote each councillor had a chance to give their reason behind their decision.

Mayor Sandy Brown said it was a difficult process but he's proud of each of his councillors, both police services and the public input he's received.

The other councillors echoed the Mayors sentiments.

Grant Peters said he's confident the level of service won't change.

Lisa Post wanted to make it clear that her decision was never Orangeville Police vs. OPP and that her decision was based on what's best for the people.

Todd Taylor meanwhile, was the lone council member to vote against the switch.

However, he said regardless of how the vote went, he would continue to work with council for the betterment of the town. 

Following the vote, Mayor Brown said the savings that can be garnered through the change will be remarkable.

He added that through the transition, current Orangeville Police officers and civilian members can apply if they wish and the OPP will hire accordingly.

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