The Mayor Of Nelson has indicated it would be a unique circumstance if the province stepped in and ordered the city to hire more police officers.
Deb Kozak is speaking as we await the final decision from the provincial director of police services.
It is now considering the feedback from the city and Nelson Police Department on an initial confidential report into what is the proper staffing level.
The NPD says it needs two more officers, but city council disagrees.
A final decision from the provincial authority is due within weeks.