Some changes are in the near future for Morinville's police force.
The first change includes switching from a four watch system to a three watch system, increasing the members per watch by one. This change leaves one of the watch commanders to take on an administrative non-commissioned officer (NCO) role.
"As Morinville grows we're going to have to figure out how to get what we need out of the RCMP in a time when we know resources are scarce," said Morinville mayor, Lisa Holmes.
Other changes to the detachment include a dedicated media contact person, a policing/events coordinator and increasing the general investigation unit from one to two positions.
"I think (Sergeant Kendall's) restructuring is important because it shows she's trying to be efficient with the use of what we have in Morinville," added Holmes.
Right now Morinville's detachment has five vacant positions, some that will be filled in the near future pending incoming constable house sales.
Alberta is seeing a complete shortage in enforcement, with a six per cent vacancy rate provincially.

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