For Immediate Release
Langley City, BC – Township of Langley Council, at their Regular Council Meeting on December 5, 2022, passed a Notice of Motion to direct staff to prepare a report to Council outlining the financial implications of separating the joint Langley RCMP Detachment with the City of Langley.
The City of Langley and the Township of Langley entered into a Capital and Operations Cost Sharing Agreement (Agreement) for the joint Langley RCMP Detachment in 1993. The Agreement outlines the proportionate share for capital construction, alterations, and equipment as well as the proportionate costs for the maintenance, administration, and operation of the site and police building.
“Both the City and Township have benefitted, financially and operationally, from the joint detachment for almost three decades and we have valued the partnership which has provided efficient and effective police services between the two communities over the years,” said Langley City Mayor Nathan Pachal. “However, the City respects the right of the Township to undertake this review and we will work collaboratively to offer our perspective and contribute to this report in the upcoming months.”
The City recognizes that there will be financial and operational implications to both communities by severing the joint Langley RCMP Detachment, and will continue to work with our neighbouring municipalities, the region, and the province to provide the best police services for our residents.
Samantha Paulson, Communications Officer