Peel police look to hire 27 additional officers next year

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Peel Police are looking to hire 27 new officers next year.

The budget presented to the Peel Police Service Board today (Nov. 27) calls for the increase in the number of uniformed personnel, as well, it calls for the addition of 14 other office workers.

According to a report presented to the board, the additional staff is needed to meet the growth in the region and the subsequent demand for police services.

The 2021 police budget calls for $16.7 million more than the previous year for a total of $462,500,000.

The budget must now go before Peel Region councillors who have the final say on approval. The net impact on the Regional budget will be 3 per cent if approved.

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