Espanola council held a special meeting to find out more about the Ontario Provincial Police costing report released in early Fall.

Council met with OPP representatives yesterday afternoon to review specifics in the document outlining how the town would transition from municipal police to OPP.

Reps said they use the staggered shift format so there is always staff on duty and available where needed.

They also pointed out that all OPP vehicles including motorcycles are equipped with a web-based real-time GPS system, so supervisors know where officers are at all times and can dispatch them where they are needed.

The report also details costs, but some are still unknown such as renovations to the detachment on Highway 17 and the downtown office.

The public is invited to review the document at and submit questions to the town office.

Espanola council has until March 2018 to accept or reject the proposal.