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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 19, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Wodneidoy, April 19, 1972 IHE IETHBRIDGE HERAIO Police in major cities in plateau V Jl. HARE-RAISING EXPERIENCE Sieve Hume, a reporl- er-photographer for Ihe Edimonlon Journal, couldn't be- lieve it when lie spotted this robbil sitting in a tree near Kluane Lake Y.T. Mr. Hume figures Ihe rabbit went up the tree in search of food ofter a hard winter. lly RON SUDL.OW Canadian Tress Staff Wrilrr If you live in a major Cana- dian cilv. you can bet the family silverware thai your I friendly neighborhood cop is getting more than a I year to protect it. I Police in major centres re- j ceived salary awards or ncgo- tiatcd contracts last year that put most first-class constables past or close to the plateau. But although this is double what police making 10 years a'V. a Cross-Canada Survey by The Canadian Press shows that journeymen plumbers are generally better paid than the m'-'n who com- bat crime. In several cities, the only police who could app.roacb a plumhcr's pay chernie were those on the higher end of Ihe salary scale such as lieuten- ants.' detective-sergeants and staff sergeants. TORONTO IS TOPS The highest-paid policemen in Canada work on the Metro- politan Toronto force where a first-class constable, the most frequently-used barometer in comparing police salaries, today receives S11.M5 uruitr a recently-negotiated two-year pad. A sergeant of detectives in Toronto gets a year but a plumber working a 40- honr week would make about S17.000 with steady employ- ment. The poorest-paid police in the country are in the less populous and econpmically-cle- pressed Maritimes where plumbers earn more than the men in blue in almost all cases. In Charlottetown. a first- class constable makes a year compared wilh for i r plumber. Otherwise police range between S7.000 and SS.OOO in the Atlantic provinces. Salary demands are usually the priority item in contract negotiations with police on the East Coast but issues such as working conditions and differ- ential pay sometimes prevail among police bargaining units in the rest of Canada. The RCMP, Ihe country's biggest force, which acts in place of a provincial force in all provinces except Quebec and Ontario, has matched Ihe SlO.WtO-a-ycar level of the major centres, Mouiities are not union members but gener- ally receive wage increases within inflation limits. ATTRACT KECKUITS In general, most police forces say they have few problems attracting recruits. The RCMP which ha? a strength of more than engages 900 new men a year but senior officers say the at- trition rate is lowest of any organization in Canada and most of it arises from retire- ments. In a recent nine-month ue- riod the RCMP received 3.30! applications of whom 680 were accepted. have never had a prob- lem with a shortage of re- cruits." says Commissioner W. L. Iliggitt. The same is due of forces In major centres except for Montreal where there have been violent demonstrations and police, who must be bilin- gual, have to walk their beats during severe winters. Deputy Chief John Wrin says there is a shortage of recruits in Halifax, possibly because of pay scales or a lack of people interested in a police career. we. issi'i: were a Uisl Aliuust in Sydney, X.S.. where poliee went on strike for two days. Heavy vandalism oc- curred. Academic requirements fir recruits are lower in the Mar- itimes where forces accent a minimum of Grade 111 com- pared lo high school matricu- lation it! most of the rest of Canada. A number of university graduates are filtering into police forces although the forces say they are not ac- tively seeking university- trained personnel. The RCMP, however is "en- couraging people with degrees to join us and we are making very attractive savs Deputy Commissioner U. Mortimer. DOCTORS OX FOUCT. Two Mounties have tnken doctorates while on the force and the RCMP relies heavily on a broadening in-service i university program under which 60 are attending college i full-time and 700 others are taking degree courses. Although Ihe pay at MO.ciofl for a first-class constable is somewhat less than in Toronto and Montreal, the RCM1' con- tinues to hold on to its men Some get "tremendous of- fers from the business com- says Commissioner "Some are just too good to tia-n down. It's a com- pliment to the force." Following is a summary of police scales and employment issues in western Canada: ALBERTA In Edmonton, a four-year constable earns S10.946. com- pared lo S5.324 in 15G2. The current contract for the man force expires Janu- ary and police say they will push for elimination of Ihe one-man patrol car and letter distribution of d a y -n i g h t shifts. On Ihe fiSl-inan Calgary force, a firstclass constable earns SID.9W compared lo in 1982 UltlTISIl COI.l.MHIA The 813 police on Ihe Van- couver force are seeking bet- ter wage, shift differential, vacation and overtime provi- sions in current talks for a 1972 contract. Under their last one-year contract in 1971. a North, on war first --s constable ewtu'i! S1I.I.C44. MAMTOKA En Winnipeg, where1 (hero art- '170 poLk'i; un the- nty forve am! 2H> work in sur roundmp municipalities, first-class constable make MP.QIJ3 awl cily st'L'kim; ;j l.Vper-mit incrcasi.' in their rt'.-.x! contract. The nM pact expired Jan. I. In the last round of ill ions. Ihe police improved ru'ii- sicms to of men killei! on duty and this is still li'jinre an ;irbilration board, SASKVK AS A tin In.' Ik'iiina force now oteivc-; s9.-Hii under a two- eomrac! that expires eM TV.. Selmcr Jnhn- prcMiivnt of the Retina 'olitTiiteii'-i Axsiivjafion. says !ir iJie point i for a new con- TOKYO (APt North Yiel- j nam roporled today the entire nation is on a war footing arul H j called on its people to heed a I government order to step up I their determination to defeat i the United States. A broadens! from the Vietnam I news agency said an editorial in the Communist party daily 1 Dan described the gov- ernment declaration as "an gent combat order." ''All North Yietnam now Is j militarizing its activities and i every citizen is a staunch fight- er against U.S. aggression, for national salvation." said Ihe ed- itorial, which appeared Sunday. ANNOUNCING NEW BRANCH OPENING MORTGAGE and LOAN LTD. 1265 3rd Ave. S. HOME MORTGAGE AVAILABLE MIDTOVVN WILL IEND YOU MONEY ON THE EQUITY IN YOUR HOUSE WHETHER PAID FOR O8 NOT. NO RESTRICTION BECAUSE OF TEMPORARY UNEMPLOYMENT OR PAST CREDIT RATING. Call N. 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