Kitchener-Waterloo

Police request for $185M budget set to go before regional councillors

The Waterloo Regional Police Services operating budget, which is requesting $185 million for 2021, will go before regional councillors at a committee meeting on Tuesday.

Public meeting planned for Thursday evening pending approval at committee

The police services board approved a $185,387,096 million operating budget for 2021. (Colin Butler/CBC)

The Waterloo Regional Police Services budget is up for discussion at a regional committee meeting Tuesday morning.

The police services board approved a $185,387,096 million operating budget for 2021. The first draft of the budget came in at $189.2 million, an $8 million increase from the 2020 budget.

Police Chief Bryan Larkin is expected to be at Tuesday's budget meeting.

As well, regional council is expected to discuss the budget again on Thursday evening during a public meeting if the budget is approved at the committee level.

Regional council is scheduled to approve its full budget on January 20.

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