It looks like the 20 year RCMP contract municipalities signed onto five years ago has not been the new era of cooperation and cost certainty that local governments were sold.
Municipalities across the province have told the union of BC Municipalities uncontrollable and suddenly downloaded costs remain a big concern.
Ahead of end of an end of month mandated five year contract review municipalities say they remain in the dark about there share of the pricey RCMP headquarters in Surrey.
Negotiations over the cost sharing formula for the Green Timbers headquarters have been stuck in neutral for five years and counting.
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Local governments still lack clarity over the exact cost formula for integrated teams and are upset about downloaded costs like suddenly having to pay for DNA crime scene analysis.
Municipalities also want to know what the financial impacts will be for a unionized RCMP.
And they want clearer communication including what the costs are of ditching the Mounties and setting up there own force including what equipment and assets will be left behind.
Local governments also want a speedier process to fill detachment vacancies and get new officers into the ranks.
Cities with a population of 200,000 people are more are also looking for RCMP officers to spend their entire career with local detachments instead of a revolving door of transferred officers.
All of this has been compiled into a list of concerns to be tackled when the RCMP Local Government Contract Management Committee meets in the mandated 5-year contract review on March 29th.
Below find a list of a summary of the concerns of local governments about the 20 year RCMP contract.