Dryden police to turn 911 over to outside force
In an effort to reduce costs, the Dryden Police Services Board plans to shut down the local communications centre in March.
City police dispatch and 911-call taking will be outsourced to the Owen Sound Police Service. The decision affects nine full-time and four part-time employees.
The centre will close March 31, subject to discussions with the Ontario Civilian Police Commission about employee severance and other down-sizing issues.
“It’s sad that we have to do this,” Dryden Mayor Craig Nuttall said Thursday.
“We have to find $2.1 million to balance our budget (in 2014).”
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