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B.C. Premier Eby promises $230M in police funding for RCMP vacancies, new hires – BC News

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$230 million for BC RCMP

Canadian Press – | | Story: 397928

British Columbia Prime Minister David Evey announced $230 million in police and other public safety funding, the latest in a string of whirlwind efforts since taking office last week.

According to Eby, the funds will be used to fill vacancies in local RCMP detachments and regional units, as well as to recruit additional officers in specialized units such as major crimes, child sexual exploitation units and money laundering units. used for hiring.

He said the money will be used over three years and will also help prosecutors and probation officers who work with violent and high-risk offenders.

Eby said in a statement that the funding, which is part of his government’s Safer Communities Action Plan, “will help the RCMP reach its full potential in keeping people safe.” says.

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said it took two years to deliver on its “historic commitment” to core RCMP funding.

BC RCMP Commander Dwayne MacDonald said in a statement that the funding is welcome because it has a direct impact on public safety.

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