The contract for policing services is negotiated every 5 years between the Town of Petawawa and the Contract Branch of the OPP.
The current contract will require renewal in 2020. The contract costs for policing services to the Town in the past 5 years has been:
- 2012 - $1.514,759
- 2013 - $1,487,583
- 2014 - $1,573,323
- 2015 - $1,743,000
- 2016 - $1,752,555
All Ontario municipalities pay for OPP provided policing-related services using the same method and format. Each municipal property is assessed using two components.
A) A “Base amount”, which reflects all the costs of training, outfitting and equipping a police service; and
B) A reactive “calls for service” amount. Each time a Town resident calls the OPP for assistance, an assessed dollar value is applied to that call which reflects the time needed to address the individual call.
The costs associated with a municipality’s need for specialized services and investigative teams required for some situations are not charged back.
These services are requested and deployed under the direction and authority of the Detachment Commander.