City council adds police to municipal force

NANAIMO – City council approves budget for two new RCMP officers.

Nanaimo city council has approved two additional RCMP officers for 2016. The additions brings Nanaimo RCMP detachment ranks to 142.

The RCMP have been in discussions with council for several months about the need for more police officers to meet increases in calls for service.

The two additional officers will be paid for through reserves accumulated from RCMP annual contract surpluses and will enter service in September or October.