Saturday, January 21, 2012

No more bike or horse cops if Halifax police budget approved

Halifax Regional Police are seeking to hold the line on next year’s budget but won’t have cops on horses or bicycles anymore if it gets approved.

They propose eliminating six services, including the bike patrol and the mounted unit, which would save $16,000 and $15,700 respectively. Beazley said the bike unit enabled officers to have a little more contact with the public, but plans are to have most of those officers walking beats next year.

No comments: