Over 800 municipal delegates will discuss concerns about rising rural crime at the SARM mid-term convention, which opened Tuesday in Regina.
President Ray Orb says the provincial government’s recent initiative to increase policing in rural areas by additional training of conservation officers and highway traffic officers will improve efforts to reduce rural crime.
He adds some rural municipalities are already involved in a new provincial initiative to hire community safety officers.
Orb adds 50 municipalities have joined rural crime watch areas as well.
Orb adds a request for more support for victims of wildfires last month in Western Saskatchewan will also be discussed at the SARM mid-term convention.
The SARM mid-term convention wraps up Wednesday.