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I should have mentioned in my last post that I am not intending to single out any specific funding request for scrutiny in the 2014 budget decision process. I am looking for input on all the funding requests included in the 2014 supplemental budget list.
Today, I want to focus on a request from the leadership of the Kamloops RCMP for an additional domestic violence officer. This would mean $148,120 in added cost to the community. Reported domestic violence has spiked in Kamloops 36% in the last four years. Last year, the RCMP asked for a mental health officer and a domestic violence officer. We funded the mental health officer and the RCMP moved an existing officer off of general duty and into a domestic violence role.
The video clip below shows a clip of me asking Inspector Jennie Latham (who we are unfortunately losing to Ottawa) about moving around internal resouces. I've also included the RCMP business case.
Again, welcome your thoughts!