PETERS – Upping RCMP complement is no magic bullet for solving crime

A gate damaged by thieves at RTR Performance, November 2021. (Image: RTR Performance)

NO ONE SHOULD SEE Kamloops city council’s direction taken this week on policing as the end of this city’s law and order problems. There are a lot more avenues to pursue to even touch the issue.

Council gave its approval to a five-year strategic plan brought forward by Kamloops RCMP Superintendent Syd Lecky.

The most significant component of the plan is a five-member increase in staffing every year through 2027. Theoretically, that could bring the officer complement up to around 150.

That will certainly help the city keep up with its population growth.


James Peters is the radio anchor at CFJC, coming to Kamloops in 2006. He anchors the afternoon news on B-100 and 98.3 CIFM, and contributes weekly editorials to the CFJC Evening News. He tweets regularly @Jamloops.

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1 Comment on PETERS – Upping RCMP complement is no magic bullet for solving crime

  1. Years of neglect of the social/medical/educational files are now bearing the dreadful fruit…it certainly will take a whole lot more than a few added cops to wean ourselves out of this mess.
    A leadership with resolve and a strong pulse is more important than ever.

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