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Feds to study privatization of some police services

By Canadian Security   

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The federal government is examining the “opportunities and challenges” involved in privatizing some policing services in Canada.

Public Safety officials are commissioning a study to examine the growing industry of private policing in Canada and abroad, and to outline the role private security firms could play in traditional public policing roles.

The study appears to be primarily motivated by the cost of and increased pressure on public forces, despite historically low crime rates.

For the full story, visit the Toronto Star website here.


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