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The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation is ripping Transit Police for looking offshore to fill at least a half dozen jobs.
Transit Police say they need officers with transit policing backgrounds and the United Kingdom is a good place to look.
Jordan Bateman, BC director for the taxpayers' group, says they can easily hire locally.
"I know the Justice Institute is training officers. Transit police has over and over dipped into the retired pool of officers and hired officers who are on pension from VPD or RCMP and put them on staff, so it's a pretty amazing thing that they have to go overseas to go do that, especially when they're paying in the 6 figures to more than 60 of their officers."
He adds hiring overseas can be expensive - for example moving costs - which in the end lands on the taxpayer.