Lethbridge Police Chief Responds to LPA Staffing Level Concerns

Lethbridge's Chief of Police is responding to concerns raised in the media recently by the local Police Association.

Lethbridge's Chief of Police is responding to concerns raised in the media recently by the local Police Association. The LPA says it takes issue with changes made to front-line staffing including a move from five patrol teams to four. Chief Rob Davis says there are in fact fewer patrol teams now but each team has more members and they're assigned to a specific area of the city - north, south, west and downtown. He says he has a duty as Chief of Police to be fiscally responsible and use what they have before asking for additional resources which would ultimately mean an increase in taxes. He says each team has gone from 15 members to 18 and will eventually get up to 21 members when resources allow.  Davis says the Lethbridge Police Association was part of the working group that came up with recommendations for the executive to act on so he's a little confused about where these concerns are coming from. -Tina Giesbrecht
 
Chief Rob Davis
 

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