When city council considers the police budget Thursday, it will be down again... but just a little bit.
Another 255 thousand dollars has been shaved--bringing the "ask" down to 3.7 per cent from 3.9.
The hiring of 20 new officers on a phased-in basis, starting with 10 in May has been postponed.
The Ontario Police College has cancelled the May round of basic training for constables.
The course won't be held till September, so that's when the first wave of the new recruits will be hired.
The police services board approved the amended budget, which is not on its way to council.