RCMP Costs

Year
2010
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
B21
UBCM Ref#
B63

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS local governments contract RCMP to provide policing on a cost share formula with the Province and;

WHEREAS RCMP have a professional code and self monitoring mandate:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the NCLGA and the UBCM lobby the Provincial Government to ensure that all costs associated with RCMP self monitoring, defending themselves, or individual members in civil law or other malpractice allegations, be borne in total by the RCMP with provincial and federal funding and that no part of those costs, including monitoring equipment or temporary replacement staff, be borne by the local government.

Additional Information

UBCM comments:

The UBCM membership has not previously considered a resolution requesting that all costs associated with defending an RCMP member in the courts be paid for by the federal or provincial government