(100 Mile House Free Press) – To the Editor, As a union proud to represent RCMP members all across Canada, including those in the South Cariboo Regional District (CRD), we are compelled to respond to remarks from Regional Directors in your story of Oct. 20.

First and foremost, our members are highly committed and deliver exceptional policing services to South Cariboo region communities in very challenging circumstances. This detachment has not seen an increase in the number of police officers since the 1990s, despite being asked to provide more and more services, with a growing and seasonally surging population in an area that covers 8,400 square kilometres. Over the past five years, the number of files they are required to deal with has climbed to 4,500 – again with the same number of officers.

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