In March 2010, a city in Southwestern Ontario received a costing proposal from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP). The Mayor and the other city councilors must decide whether to disband its current municipally based Sarnia Police Services (SPS) and replace it with contract policing from the OPP. The City's request for the proposal had created much discomfort for the SPS employees, and had polarized the entire community. After analyzing the OPP contract proposal, the City planned to make several adjustments to the numbers to more closely reflect the current level of service provided by the SPS.
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