EDMONTON - The Edmonton police force is moving its officers out of a provincial task force originally dedicated to investigating the cases of missing and murdered sex-trade workers.
The force says a handful of officers assigned to Project Kare will be redeployed this fall to its historical homicide unit.
Edmonton police Insp. David Spiers says the force is trying to conduct its business in a "more efficient and highly concentrated manner."
Project Kare, established in 2003 as a permanent unit within Edmonton's RCMP branch, created a registry identifying hundreds of sex-trade workers in case they should go missing.
Its work has also led to at least two successful murder convictions in court.
RCMP acting Supt. Jerry Scott says Project Kare will continue its work.