|Charlottetown Police Services has a partnership agreement with Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) ‘L’ Division, through a memorandum of understanding, to share two Charlottetown Police Services members with the provincial ‘L’ Division Emergency Response Team (ERT). This agreement has been ongoing since 2002. Through this arrangement Charlottetown Police Services contributes officers to the ERT who can then be deployed throughout the province. In return, Charlottetown Police Services can draw upon the ERT to respond to incidents requiring emergency response capabilities—incidents that it would not otherwise have been able to handle.
|This initiative is a cost-effective way of enhancing the capacity of Charlottetown Police Services to respond to incidents requiring emergency response.
|Under this agreement to share resources, Charlottetown Police Services has the capacity to respond to emergencies through the ERT without having to sustain its own team dedicated to emergency response. The RCMP provides emergency response training to Charlottetown Police Services officers assigned to the ERT.
|This initiative does not require significant resources. For Charlottetown Police Services officers assigned to the ERT, Charlottetown Police Services pays for initial training costs, uniforms and additional travel costs to the training facility for recertification. The RCMP pays to recertify and equip the officers as part of the larger ERT team.
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