Nelson receives police director’s decision

BC’s Director of Police Services has delivered his decision over whether the Nelson Police Department is adequately staffed.

The decision is in, but no one is yet saying what it is.

BC’s Director of Police Services, Clayton Pecknold, has delivered his decision over whether the Nelson Police Department is adequately staffed.

However, according to a statement issued on behalf of mayor and police board chair Deb Kozak, “There will be no comment at this time. Details will be released once both parties have had the opportunity to review the decision.”

The police board took the unusual step in the spring of 2015 of appealing to Pecknold after city council turned down its request for an additional $310,000 to pay for two new officers and an administrative position.

It has taken over a year for Pecknold to reach his decision, which could affect this year’s budget. Tentatively the city is planning a 1.75 per cent tax increase, but says the police decision could change that.

 

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