The Belleville Police Service will present a 2018 budget showing a 2.6% percent increase over last year to the Police Services Board Thursday.
This year’s draft budget totals $17,703,000.
Last year’s budget came in at $17,253,000.
Belleville Police Chief Ron Gignac says when mandatory items like negotiated labour contracts and steep increases from the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board are taken out of the equation, the increase would be only 1.1%.
The Police Services Board meets Thursday morning at 10 o’clock in council chambers.