Was There No Crime in Cornwall for 5 Days? No Reports From CCPS 081728

Was There No Crime in Cornwall for 5 Days?  No Reports From CCPS 081728

Cornwall Ontario – With a budget of approximately $18M per year it’s boggling how the Cornwall Community Police Service under Chief Dan Parkinson and a police board chaired by Andre Rivette refuses to communicate with the public.

Where other nearby services put out notices in a timely fashion our police service reveals less than 2% of crimes in this city.

Scary enough that’s 2% more than the Fire Service does.

The last reporting from the CCPS media page on its website is August 23rd. Today is the 28th.   Likewise it’s facebook and Twitter pages have scant info.

With buzz that City Hall is talking about a 6% raise in taxes for 2018 surely it’s time for a bit more transparency and accountability?

Both fire and police services have refused this newspaper’s requests for simple reporting of calls and events as other communities share.

Is this about serving the community or fighting to keep their budget.

For example, cutting the difference between SD&G OPP services and the CCPS would put $3-4M per year back into city coffers which would go a long way to building up infrastructure reserves rather than even discussing a 6% tax hike.

To put that in reference SD&G spends about $158 per person per year for the OPP.  Cornwall spends $396.68 per resident with less service availability.  Does that make any sense?  Half the difference would be $119.34 per person or a whopping $5,489,640 per year!

At what point to people take a deep breath and simply acknowledge that there is in fact an end to the public’s purse?

This will be THE ISSUE in the upcoming municipal election.

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Hugger1
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Going to OPP is an option. But I know some municipalities are now having second thoughts on doing so. If we change over we are responsible for all start up costs. I can’t see the OPP using the CCPS facilities. It may be an issue in the election, but it won’t be the defining one. Control of dept budgets and taxes will be the major issues. Time for the broom to come out at city hall.

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Hugger1
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I don ‘t keep links to stories I read in newspapers and other media. All I can recall is that some municipalities were having second thoughts after changing over to the OPP due to start up costs and annual increases. I agree it should be looked at. But to move to the OPP, IMHO, it needs to provide a massive monetary reduction in costs to be successful and to appear to be successful.

Ivan Decker
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Morning,
He (Parkinson) has to go ! But, we also need a complete sweep at the Police Board. They are the ones that CAN control the budget. Presently, our Board rubber stamps what our outa-town Chief desires. We (citizens) can no longer afford these (fire also) out of control budgets. A wage freeze should be implemented on both, as when Lumley was Mayor, but that would take leadership !

Ryan Blocker
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Jamie, the reason why there were no reports from “CCPS” for 5 days, highway #2 was under construction , so the Chief couldn’t make it into the City ? lol

Hugger1
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My point was not to be date specific. My point was that police costs, no matter whom is used as a police service, that costs are obscene. And obscene, IMHO, is being kind to these costs.

jules
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Ryan Blocker that made me laugh about the chief stuck at home during the road construction. I will say this that there is something mighty fishy to put criminal charges on someone who didn’t do anything wrong. Someone is behind this and the chief is deep in doo doo land with the culprits. This is a frame up and yes the CPS has to be ditched immediately and that charge has to be taken off.

jules
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Jamie you have to get legal representation from elsewhere and not Cornwall at all. Forget that man Moak who is a legal assistant and not a lawyer. Get a damn good lawyer from Ottawa that some get a good Jewish lawyer who will get you off this insanity. When you get that lawyer sue the pants and the living hell out of CPS and the town of Cornwall and I mean that fully. I want to say even more.

jules
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The clique in Cornwall is mighty evil and will do anything to hurt others and that is one of the reasons I wouldn’t put my feet down there to live at all. If I were to ever leave Ottawa I would have to choose another town where this insanity does not happen and in the meantime I am up here in my imaginary penthouse. LOL LOL.

jules
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Jamie when I lived in Cornwall I knew of many things that went on and I knew about the clique and their evil doings. I woke up much more than ever before when this evil witch hunt happened to you and the clique and their followers are mighty envious of you because you are the very best down in that town. None of them can match you and they know it and all they can do is try and harm the good peo

jules
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Cornwall needs a complete overhall of the CPS and whoever comes in to police Cornwall should not have anything to do with the clique at all nor give favors for the likes of Rivette or anyone no matter who they are. The people of Cornwall should go and live elsewhere to become normal and functioning properly. The town is way too corrupt for me to live in.

jules
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Jamie I wouldn’t doubt that Mr. Moak is a good legal person for your company but a lawyer is one who debates in court. You know about Karma well something happened at my daughters place of work that I cannot talk about (many things) but this one person is known to be bad a manager and he got back what he dished out to others. I am keeping mum but what goes around comes back even worse.

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