Rural Municipalities President, Ray Orb supports a decision by the 87 RCMP detachments in Saskatchewan to hold town-hall meetings through March and April.
Orb said rural crime is a concern and the meetings will engage the public in discussing policing priorities and public safety planning.
“It’s a good idea because each detachment will get a chance to listen to the concerns of the local rate payers,” Orb said.
“So I think that’s presenting a real good venue and we’re hoping some of our SARM directors will be able to go to some of the meetings, some unfortunately won’t be able to go, but we’re going to get feedback from rural members on that never-the-less,” said Orb.
Orb is hoping discussions will include the rural crime watch program, which currently has about 50 rural municipalities working in conjunction with local RCMP.