City in favour of extra RCMP officer

At its Monday meeting, Courtenay council approved in principle a 2017/18 policing contract exceeding $6 million. It would provide for a full-time complement of 31.4 RCMP members — one member more than 2016/17. Courtenay is responsible for 90 per cent of the contract ($5,418,651).

At present, of 61 RCMP members in the Valley, Courtenay funds 30.4, Comox 11.6 and the Province 19.

Council will revisit the proposal during 2017 budget deliberations before granting final approval by May.

 

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