EDITORIAL – Does more police spending mean less for all the other stuff?

RCMP Supt. Brad Mueller.

An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.

THE BETTER PART of Kamloops City council’s meeting yesterday was spent doing the math on how to do something about crime.

Most of it was about formulas for funding RCMP members, comparing crime rates and staffing with other places, and a request to boost the city’s policing budget.

Supt. Brad Mueller made a strong pitch for increasing the RCMP detachment to deal with a troubling rise in violent crimes and other policing issues that have resulted in sky-rocketing over-time and a need for more resources.


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