Monthly Archives: July 2011

Layoffs loom for police and city staff

July 13, 2011

Robyn Doolittle

{{GA_Article.Images.Alttext$}}The Toronto Police Service may be looking at serious cuts in officer numbers.

http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1023978–layoffs-loom-for-police-and-city-staff

Well over 500 Toronto police officers and thousands of city workers will be issued layoff notices in January if the Ford administration follows through on a pledge to shrink the police budget and the city’s workforce. Continue reading

High-ranking Toronto police offered buyouts as ‘comprehensive restructuring’ begins

Wendy Gillis

July 9, 2011

http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/1022559

Some of the Toronto Police Service’s highest-ranking officers are being offered buyouts in the force’s latest effort to cut costs.

In an internal memo circulated Friday, the civilian board overseeing the force offered voluntary exit packages to a number of senior officers and civilian managers.

The board is hoping 18 employees — who rank from inspectors to staff superintendents, just two ranks below police chief — will take the buyout, trimming $2.8 million from the salary budget. Continue reading

RCMP recruit training slashed as Ottawa grapples with budget squeeze

July 7, 2011

OTTAWA—The RCMP has slashed its training of new recruits as it becomes the latest in a string of federal departments and agencies to cope with belt-tightening, the Star has learned.

Even under a self-professed law-and-order government, the budget crunch isn’t sparing the ranks of frontline cops. Continue reading