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Halifax police budget requests 24 new officers

By Steve MacArthur Oct 31, 2023 | 10:01 AM

If you want to have a say in the upcoming policing budget in Halifax, there are a few options coming up.

The municipal force is asking for money to hire 24 new officers due to a need for boots on the ground to do patrols.

Eighteen of the 24 would be constable positions.

The board overseeing the Halifax police has asked for a costed-out plan for their request, which includes implementing body cameras.

Input will be gathered during a meeting on November 22.

Last year’s budget topped $94 million with the majority of it going to salary and benefits.