Seguin Township is prepared to look into its own police force. At yesterday’s meeting, council voted unanimously to conduct a feasibility study of the Township of Seguin, and perhaps neighbouring municipalities, forming their own municipal police force should the proposed OPP billing model is passed.
Seguin Mayor David Conn says council felt they have no choice but to look into their own police force as the cost would more than triple with the proposed model. Conn says the township initiated a letter writing campaign to oppose the proposed model and he believes over 1000 Seguin residents wrote to their MPP and the minister responsible for the OPP. He adds that Seguin would be happy to work with the OPP revise the current model and make it better.