RCMP Request for Budget Boost Held Over to Wednesday
Prince George, B.C.- Prince George RCMP Superintendent Warren Brown says despite having approval to hire 3 more officers last year, the detachment has been running between 114 and 117 officers.
“We can only do and deliver with the resources we have” said Supt. Brown to Mayor and Council in his budget presentation to Council, “To be efficient, we focus on what’s important.”
Retention has been a major issue for the local detachment over the past year. Supt. Brown says he has no say on promotion which may require a member to move to another locale, but he has made it clear that any requests for transfers will be denied. He says he lost his entire senior management team over the past year because of promotion.
He is asking for approval to hire two more members. New constables may not be on board until the fall, so their impact to the budget would not be a full impact until 2018.
The request for the budget enhancement will be discussed at the meeting on February 1st.