Central Saanich police ask for small budget increase

5.23% increase will cover wage boost for officers in 2012

Central Saanich council perused the police department’s draft budget presented Monday night at council.

An increase of 5.23 per cent can mainly be attributed to increase in salaries and contract negotiations in the 2012 Central Saanich Police Service budget. Council referred the $3.8 million budget to the 2012 annual budget and five-year financial plan process for further consideration.