Winnipeg to get 10 new police officers
Manitoba government, Winnipeg police announce new positions
Winnipeg will soon have 10 new community police officers, six of which will be assigned to street patrol.
The remaining four officers will be crime analysts, according to government officials.
Premier Greg Selinger made the announcement Wednesday, alongside Winnipeg’s chief of police, Devon Clunis.
Officials said the officers would go to support a new crime-reduction strategy in the city’s William Whyte neighbourhood.
The province also said it has funded jobs for 10 new cadets, in addition to the 10 new police positions.
The analysts are expected to be hired immediately, while the beat officers will be hired later this year or early next, according to officials.
In 2011, the province promised 50 new police for Winnipeg. Wednesday’s announcement means 20 of those positions have been announced.