Kamloops, BC – The Kamloops RCMP is hopeful that significant progress will soon be made on plans for a new detachment. Currently, the existing RCMP detachment on Battle Street at Sixth Avenue is overburdened and overcrowded, with approximately 150 employees working out of a building designed for only 75 to 85 occupants.
RCMP Supt. Jeff Pelley expressed his optimism about the planning efforts already underway to either replace or expand the existing detachment. “We’ve done a lot of planning with respect to what’s possible at the detachment, even some advanced preliminary designs,” Pelley stated. While construction has not yet started, the goal is to alleviate the strain on the current facility.
The need for a new RCMP detachment in Kamloops is apparent due to the rapid growth of the city and the increasing demands placed on law enforcement. Pelley and other Mounties are working closely with city staff to determine the best course of action and ensure that the new detachment meets the needs of the community.
The plans for the new detachment are crucial to providing a safe and effective law enforcement presence in Kamloops. Updates on the progress of the project will be shared as they become available.