RCMP valuable to many citizens

Re: RCMP ‘inept, outdated,’ Cummins says, Dec. 1.

To the Editor,

Re: RCMP ‘inept, outdated,’ Cummins says, Dec. 1.

B.C. Conservative leader Cummins says the RCMP are “inept and outdated”. I would like to tell him a different viewpoint.

Two years ago my husband and I awoke at 4 a.m. to find an intruder in our home. The “inept” RCMP were at our home within about five minutes, removed the offender from our house, calmed my husband and I and counselled us on further security measures we could take to prevent it from happening again.

The RCMP has had its problems. What organization that size hasn’t?

Perhaps instead of criticism and costly reviews, the judicial system and others that are supposed to work with the RCMP should be examined.

Because no one was hurt, the intruder in our home didn’t even go to court.

The RCMP need public support not just when they’re needed and their agreement with the province is up for renewal.

J. Spencer

Nanaimo