Rural policing

RCMP Supt. Jim McNamara, your officers have not been able to attend any complaints I have made in my rural area.

There are dirt bikes leaving for work at 6:15 a.m. and quads constantly on the paved public roads in my subdivision.

There are dogs barking almost every night when the Regional District of Central Okanagan dog control is closed. You haven’t been able to stop a dog from barking in the middle of the night. Like the bylaw states, the RCMP are bylaw officers for RDCO’s dog bylaw.

There is something seriously wrong with the North Okanagan RCMP that I have to live in a lawless subdivision.

Recently, there was a party going on with music and loud laughter, and I didn’t even get a return call.

Do you think maybe it’s time to admit, instead of denying it, that you need more officers? I constantly read comments online about how the RCMP in the North Okanagan are understaffed.

Or is it more likely that your officers just don’t want to attend to a barking dog?

It’s time to admit you need more officers Supt. McNamara so officers can attend to rural areas 45 minutes from town, and not just hang out in town all the time.

Sharon Schnurr

North Westside

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