Home Breaking News Western Homecoming cost London taxpayers $256,098 in policing overtime in 2021: report

Western Homecoming cost London taxpayers $256,098 in policing overtime in 2021: report

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A new report heading to the London Police Services Board says overtime associated with policing homecoming (HoCo) celebrations near Western University cost taxpayers over $250,000 in 2021.

Costs from police internal task forces in London are usually calculated as resource costs, except for the following last year: a task force into student homecoming parties cost $256,098 and a second crime gun task force incurred a total of $287,166.

The number internal task forces increased from 12 to 20 in 2021. Police made the increase to address crime trends along with more pandemic-related protests that required policing.

The board will receive the report Thursday.

https://london.ctvnews.ca/western-homecoming-cost-london-taxpayers-256-098-in-policing-overtime-in-2021-report-1.5829540