Edmonton city council will look at redirecting $11M of police budget starting in 2021

Edmonton city council voted Tuesday to look at reducing the Edmonton Police Service budget by $11 million starting next year. The money would be redirected to community resources and initiatives. “While no final budgetary decisions were made today, we did…

Edmonton police chief discusses oversight, body cams and budget with city council

Edmonton Police Chief Dale McFee told city council Wednesday a re-written Police Act is a good place to start when it comes to improving public oversight of the service. He made the comments at a joint meeting of city council…

Edmonton police budget at razor-thin tipping point after cuts

Edmonton Police Commission members ran through the numbers Thursday ahead of city council’s budget talks in December. It doesn’t look good. Police are figuring out ways to cope with getting less money after the province decided to keep more of…