CBC WINDSOR: Anneke Smit on residency requirements for municipal police officers

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A CBC analysis of data received from the Windsor Police Service (WPS) shows a majority of officers do not live in the two municipalities they serve.

The numbers, obtained through a Municipal Freedom of Information request, indicate the service employs a total of 639 people. Of that, 486 are sworn officers, while the remainder are civilian, which includes administrative staff and cadets.

Director of the Windsor Law Centre for Cities, Dr. Anneke Smit, spoke to CBC’s Jonathan Pinto about the importance of police officers and other municipal employees maintaining strong connections to the areas they serve.

Read full article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/majority-windsor-police-live-1.5330444

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