Province Funds 10 More Winnipeg Police Officers, Cadets

A Winnipeg police cruiser sits in front of Tec Voc High School in this January 2012 file photo. (STAN MILOSEVIC / MANITOBAPHOTOS.COM)

The Manitoba government will fund 10 more police officers and 10 more auxiliary cadets for the downtown to the Winnipeg Police Service.

The funding announcement, part of the 2012 budget, was made Wednesday at the Manitoba legislature by Justice Minister Andrew Swan alongside Winnipeg police Chief Keith McCaskill.

The RCMP will receive two more officers, while the Brandon Police Service will receive one more. Manitoba’s Public Safety Investigations Unit will get an additional investigator.

“I appreciate the support from the provincial government,” Chief McCaskill said. “The new police officers and cadets will be a welcome addition to the Winnipeg Police Service to help us meet the needs of the citizens of Winnipeg.”

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