It is difficult to do a direct comparison between photo enforcement and manual enforcement of speeding. Photo enforcement can potentially capture more “speeders” within a set time period than manual simply by the fact that a manual ticket takes longer to issue.
RCMP to replace Contractor:
Morinville’s contribution toward one RCMP member is 70% plus additional annual expenses for a total of approximately $112,000 per year. To provide a similar level of coverage would require a second RCMP member. Required Administrative Clerk for 100% of their wages and benefits to support the service is approximately $75,000 per year. Total = $299,000
Additional Community Peace Officers to replace Contractor:
Morinville’s contribution towards a CPO is 100% of wages and benefits for a total of approximately $80,000 per year. To provide a similar level of coverage would require a second CPO. Addition of a dedicated CPO for traffic enforcement will require either the purchase or lease of an Enforcement vehicle ranging between $70,000 and $85,000 (one-time purchase and scheduled replacement based on Vehicle Replacement Policy). Required Administrative Clerk for 100% of their wages and benefits to support the service is approximately $75,000 per year. Total = $305,000 in year one
Regardless of whether the service is provided by the RCMP, CPO's or a combination of the two, tax dollars would be required to support the program.
Based on population, Morinville requested an additional RCMP in 2013 to enhance policing services. RCMP fill positions based on staffing priorities and availability of RCMP across Canada.