(AMHERSTBURG, ON) – Residents concerned with the proposed take-over of policing in Amherstburg, by the Windsor Police Service, will have a shot at derailing the process when the Ontario Civilian Police Commission holds a public meeting to discuss the issue. The OCPC will be hold the public forum on a date to be disclosed.
The contract to assume policing duties is scheduled to start January 1, 2019, if approved by the OCPC. However, due to concerns from Amherstburg residents, the municipalities have been informed by the OCPC that the meeting is a necessary step before any decision can be rendered.
Among other responsibilities, the OCPC is an independent quasi-judicial agency which conducts hearings into requests for the reduction, abolition, creation, or amalgamation of police services.