Mounties speak up about shortage
Several Mounties have spoken out about concerns over a “significant shortage of RCMP officers,” according to a CTV News article.
“With more than 12 per cent of positions unfilled, RCMP members, speaking on the record and on background, tell CTVNews.ca that they’re worried about the number of vacancies,” the article writes.
The RCMP says 6.6 per cent of the force’s jobs nationally were vacant as of April 1, 2017, with another 3.9 per cent of members off on long-term sick leave, and another 1.6 per cent on maternity or paternity leave, according to the article.
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