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Offline waldo

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« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2019, 09:20:30 am »
Newfoundland has a provincial police. Royal Newfoundland Constabulary

which only does policing for the larger population centers... leaving the lesser pop {rural} areas to the RCMP

Why don't the western provinces have their own provincial police forces?

as well as Atlantic provinces (save the partial policing done within Nfld-Lab)... to a degree, federal transfer payments help offset contractual arrangements made with the RCMP. The RCMP is a lower cost than provincial/local police forces, in part due to the traditionally lower wages paid by the RCMP to its members - those overall lower costs results in significant tax savings for citizens policed by the RCMP. Studies show the 'downside' is a resultant higher case load for the RCMP, with a lower closure rate.