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.

 

Comox Valley Record