Quote: Originally Posted by Mowich
We cannot afford a new police force here in BC. Not only that but the rural areas such as where I live would still need to use the RCMP as it makes little sense and would be way too costly for each little town and village to have its own force. There is not enough time to train a new force either. For better or for worse - depending on how you look at it, we are going to keep the RCMP and I am glad for that.
We will likely keep the RCMP as our current BC govt is politically weak and isn't likely to pursue such an ambitious goal by making a new provincial police force. They could do it gradually, bump the RCMP from Metro Vancouver first, and they could stay in the rest of the province.
Why all this talk of training a new force from scratch? The new urban police forces that would be formed would offer current RCMP jobs at the same pay etc. I'm sure many would stay. It would not be a 100% turnover situation. no way.