The Alberta government announced Friday it will spend $10 million to hire more RCMP officers, civilian staff and Crown prosecutors to deal with rural crime.
“Some communities in rural Alberta are experiencing the highest property crime rates they’ve seen in five years,” said Kathleen Ganley, minister of justice and solicitor general. “This spike in criminal activity worries me.”
Of the money announced, $8 million will be spent to hire 39 new officers and 40 civilian staff, while $2 million will go to hire up to 10 additional Crown prosecutors, she said.
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