The B.C. government is providing a major infusion of cash for policing across the province to bulk up specialized units and rural police forces.
Premier David Eby announced late Wednesday afternoon a $230 million investment over the next three years to fill staffing vacancies and increase staffing at specialized units.
The announcement comes following the release of the government’s public safety plan on Sunday.
The funding will ensure adequate and effective levels of policing and law enforcement across the province, particularly in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities, and in a wide variety of specialized teams that investigate and prevent complex violent and organized crimes.