The Kimberley RCMP’s second quarter report shows an increase of over 100 calls for service, an expected rise in the summer months.
There were 537 calls between July and September up from 430 between April and June.
There were 15 assaults this quarter compared to 10 in the first quarter, but the detachment said a few assaults related to one individual boosted the numbers.
Mental health calls actually decreased this quarter.
We’ve actually seen a decrease for the first time in a while,” said Sgt. Steve Woodcox. “It was 24 in the previous quarter to 18.”
He said it’s a positive step but they still need more resources to address those calls.
Woodcox said the biggest challenge facing the detachment has been staffing.
“We’re probably running at about 50 percent right now,” he added
“We have four members that are off sick and we have one that’s transferred. The last few months have been difficult, but there are going to be some people hopefully coming to fill those holes in the future.”
The full second-quarter report can be found below.
MORE: Kimberley RCMP Second Quarter Report (City of Kimberley)