A new plan to put Tasers into the front lines of Hamilton Police has been drafted and the goal is to have no impact on taxpayers, at least to start.
Hamilton Police Chief Glenn De Caire has come up with an internal way to pay for the expansion of Tasers, which uses a surplus from the OMERS pension plan to buy 150 devices.
The new strategy excludes hiring new staff to cover officers while in training.
However, there is a 635-thousand dollar price tag for operating costs after the first year.
The plan goes before the Hamilton Police Services Board on Monday.
Click below to listen to Police Services Board member, and city councillor, Lloyd Ferguson on Tuesday’s night’s edition of the Matt Holmes Show.