Edmonton police probe disappearance of money to nurture future officers

A radio station in Edmonton says police are investigating after the disappearance of about $100,000 intended for a program that helps youths interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

EDMONTON — A radio station in Edmonton says police are investigating after the disappearance of about $100,000 intended for a program that helps youths interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The station (CHED) says few details have been released about an ongoing probe into a community fundraising account for the Edmonton Police Service Cadet program.

The endeavour is open to people between the ages of 14 and 20 who participate in educational and recreational activities, as well as police-related functions.

The 189th Parent Advisory group, which funds and helps direct the program, raised the money last year by working at casinos, silent auctions and other fundraising events.

The group’s entire board was replaced last month.

Parents say the lack of cash means there’s no money for some activities and their children are disappointed and confused about what may happen to the organization.