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Chief looks at options in possible cutbacks

Police Chief Rick Hanson said he is considering every option after learning 120 positions could be cut from the Calgary Police Service.

“Does it mean that we may have to redeploy some of those beat officers? That is an option we’re looking at, for sure,” he said. “We have to ensure adequate service to the whole city, not just downtown.”

Hanson said it’s too early to tell what the impact of fewer officers might be, however, he added that anytime you take cops off the street, service levels are affected.

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