February 18, 2016 9:41 am

Richmond considers scrapping RCMP for municipal police force

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The City of Richmond is asking residents for feedback as officials consider scrapping the RCMP and forming their own municipal police force.

Wednesday night was the beginning of a series of open houses for residents to give their opinion. But so far, it is not attracting public interest.

Only a few people showed up at the South Arm Community Centre to comment on the proposal.

The city has shared its concerns about the RCMP in recent years, including a lack of oversight and transparency.

The open houses are aimed at determining the level of support from the public.

For more information on future meetings, check out the City of Richmond’s website.

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