(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Amherstburg Town Council’s decision to enter into a contract with the Windsor Police Service is now under review by the Ontario Civilian Police Commission. The approval of OCPC is needed before the 20-year contract can be implemented.
Council voted 3-2 on February 26 to pursue the contract, which will reportedly save the municipality $600,000 annually. However, the move to switch police forces was controversial and opposed by many residents.
If the plan is approved by OCPC, the town could see Windsor uniforms on the streets in January 2019.