North Huron Residents are encouraged to submit comments concerning Wingham Ward Policing options. Comments will be received until 4:30 p.m. on January 31, 2018, and may be dropped in the comment box located at the North Huron Town Hall, 274 Josephine, Street, Wingham. Comments will also be received by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please ensure your comments include your name and municipal address.
Q. In the presentation the OPP quoted salaries for officers but they never mentioned the 3%, 6%, 9% experience pay program that they have where their officers get paid extra based on their time in policing. All of the officers except one would be receiving that. Where is this money coming from? Does the township pay it or does it come from some provincial funding?
A. This question refers to the Provincial Responsibility Incentive or the PRI. The annual municipal policing costs provided in the contract proposal includes estimates of all costs for salaries, benefits, support services and other direct operating expenses. Estimated costs for salaries and benefits are based on rates provided in Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA) collective agreements, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services benefit rate schedules, and the Cost-Recovery Formula.
The benefit rates are 26.53% for commissioned uniformed officers, 26.96% of salaries for uniformed officers, 25.17% for civilian staff and 2% for overtime payments (present on page 10 of the Contract Policing Proposal).
Municipal policing costs are subject to a reconciliation process each year to more fairly represent the costs incurred for the year, (i.e. salaries). The reconciliation will be completed during the following year and the required adjustment for the final reconciled cost will be included in the next annual billing summary prepared.