Reduction of Sheriffs' Escort for Prisoners

Year
2011
Category
Justice and Protective Services
NCLGA Ref#
B21
UBCM Ref#
B76
UBCM Rating
Honourable Mention

Status

Endorsed by the NCLGA and UBCM Memberships

Details

WHEREAS the BC Sheriff Service has reduced the number of provincial prisoner escorts from northeastern communities from twice a week to once a week, due to manpower resource issues in Northeast BC;

AND WHEREAS this service reduction has resulted in provincial prisoners staying in local RCMP detachments for up to one week, thereby increasing the operating cost for these detachments, which do not receive full reimbursement of the expenses incurred to house these prisoners:

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NCLGA and UBCM request that the Province of BC reinstate the sheriff provincial prisoner escort service in BC to previous levels to alleviate the increased housing expense that the RCMP detachments are incurring.