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CUPE has launched a campaign to save the local police force in Sackville, New Brunswick.

CUPE Local 4272, which represents police officers in the town, is reaching out to the community in its fight to prevent the municipal council from disbanding its local force and contracting police services out to the RCMP.

The local force has provided outstanding service for generations, says CUPE representative Bill McKinnon. The members of the force are taxpayers and members of this community with families, friends and roots here.

A proposal from the RCMP indicates that the cost of service would increase by $25,000 per officer, without including the costs of a building, operations or support costs.

The local is calling on local residents to contact town councilors with the message to keep their community policing.