Esquimalt’s policing proposal sent to province

No timeline for decision

Esquimalt sent a report on its preference for policing in the municipality to the province today (June 30).

The Solicitor General’s Ministry and the director of police services will review Esquimalt’s report and work with the municipality to hammer out a policing structure. The ministry didn’t provide a timeline for the review.

Esquimalt has been policed by the Victoria Police Department since 2003 when its own force amalgamated with Victoria’s.

Unhappy with its policing model, Esquimalt sought proposals from neighbouring departments in March. Saanich declined to bid on policing the township, but VicPD and the RCMP’s E division confirmed their bids.

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