Lake Country mayor responds to RCMP funding rumours

The Lake Country RCMP detachment is pictured in this Google Street View image.
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LAKE COUNTRY - The mayor of Lake Country is trying to get ahead of rumours in the community swirling around funding for the RCMP school liaison officer.

The position is not being cut due to a lack of funding, according to a media release from the district.

During the summer and outside of school hours, the school liaison officer works as a general duty officer, responding to 911 calls and other incidents in the community.

The district is going to meet with the RCMP and school district officials 'to explore the needs of the broader Lake Country community, while still having a consistent officer assigned to each school,' the release says.

“It is good to have the position staffed with members that live here or have kids,” Lake Country RCMP Sgt. Jayson Lucash says in the release. “They have a personal investment in the community.”

Mayor James Baker and the rest of council say they remain committed to funding the school liaison officer position.

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