Cornwall police end 2015 with surplus

(Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston, File)

CORNWALL – The city’s police force has ended 2015 with a surplus of roughly $184,000.

The final year-end statement reviewed by the police board Wednesday shows the department came in $131,053 under budget – mainly due to higher than expected revenue through criminal background checks.

The overall budget for police is roughly $17.9 million.

In an upcoming report to city council Monday night, the police department will actually have a surplus around $184,000.

The difference is the police department’s share of the city resources it utilizes – the finance department, human resources, CAO, city clerk and city council departmental budgets.

The surplus goes back into the corporation’s overall position as the police department doesn’t have a separate reserve fund.