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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.

August 15, 2017  By Staff

“With more than 12 per cent of positions unfilled, RCMP members, speaking on the record and on background, tell 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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