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NPD Chief to seek independent review of officer strength

Nelson’s Police Chief is to contact the Solicitor-General’s office for an independent review of his officer numbers.

Wayne Holland is speaking after city council rejected his request for two new officers in their provisional budget.

He’s confident a review would highlight the current deficit in authorized strength and highlight how far the department has fallen behind.

Holland says if a review shows the NPD as the only exception in BC in terms of not seeing officer growth he will want council to answer why that is .

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Two extra officers would cost about $225,000 a year.

Council says it’s prepared to discuss ways of easing police stresses in areas like admin.

*Picture – nelsonpolice.ca

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