Chief Kalinski responds to concerns raised regarding police budget

Orangeville Police Chief Wayne Kalinski wishes to respond to news articles published by local media yesterday, Thursday, October 10th, regarding concerns of budgeted revenue shortfalls. 

“We expect to exceed the 2018 revenues of $275,289 but not reach the 2019 budgeted amount of $541,724.  Our growth model and estimates were significantly impacted by the announcement of another OPP costing process.  New opportunities are either waiting for the costing to be resolved or have gone to another competitor.   We consider this to be an anomaly in our business model and anticipate meeting or exceeding expectations in 2020”.

Mitigating strategies are currently in place to ensure our overall 2019 budget remains balanced or in a surplus position by year end.  As of October 11, 2019 your Orangeville Police Service is under budget and we forecast that trend until the end of the year.

With respect to the future of criminal record checks, the bulk of the 3rd party criminal record check business is already online and continues to show revenue growth across the entire industry.

We will make a presentation at our next Police Services Board meeting scheduled for October 31st at 9 am, Edelbrock Centre, 30 Centre Street, Orangeville.

The Orangeville Police Service thanks the members of the community for their continued support.

Posted on October 11, 2019