But the concept of a provincial police force has received a cool reception from some mayors.
“My concern is we would pay more for no better service,” AUMA president Barry Morshita told the St. Albert Gazette last week.
The proposed provincial police force came out of the recommendations presented last year from the Fair Deal Panel. The province commissioned a $2-million report due in April on the topic.
RCMP police most Alberta communities, including St. Albert. Mayor Cathy Heron said the service has served the city well.
“I don’t see a lot of positives to a provincial police force," she said.