Residents in the Southey area got the chance to ask questions to the RCMP, and hear what Mounties had to say about rural crime.
The town hall meeting this week is among many similiar get-togethers across Saskatchewan in response to concerns about rural crime.
Darrell Wagner lives in the Regional Municipality of Cupar and was in attendance at the town hall.
One of his most prominent issues regarding what he believes are staffing issues.
“The biggest thing is having more members so they can respond quicker,” he said. “They’re doing the best they can, but it’s sometimes never good enough.”
Another topic of discussion, possibly the biggest one on the minds of many of the attendees, was about rural crime, how to deal with a crime that poses a loss or harm on your property.
Sargent Dean Gherasim says it all depends on the situation.
“People ask, for example, ‘Well, if someone comes in my house, can I shoot them?,'” said Gherasim. “Well, what are the circumstances? Is it a 14 year old kid who’s trying to steal some video games and he hears you and he runs out?”
“Well, that’s different than someone coming into your house with a weapon and your family’s there.”