Kensington to receive dispatch services from RCMP
The Town of Kensington will now receive dispatch services from the RCMP.
A memorandum of understanding, which outlines the responsibilities and expected levels of service, was approved at the latest Kensington town council meeting.
Chief administrative officer Geoff Baker said the town currently uses the City of Summerside for dispatch services.
“There was a new radio service implemented by the province of P.E.I. over the past year or so. It worked a little better for us to have that service provided through the RCMP. It gives us a link so we have the ability to communicate with the RCMP.”
Baker expects the service will come into effect by March 1, if not sooner.
There are minimal setup costs involved, he said.
“We’re looking at some costs associated with changing over the infrastructure — relocating phones and things of that nature — and our telephone service provider would have to be involved.”
Baker said residents will have the same level of service from the RCMP that was offered from the City of Summerside.