Re. Police squeezed by housing (Castanet, Aug. 4)
I am totally broken-hearted that police officers earning $62,210 a year can not afford to live in Kelowna .
That is their starting salary. It increases as they stay on job and are promoted.
There is a shortage of officers? How many are on suspended paid leave?
What about seniors and minimum wage earners who live on less than $24,000 a year and still survive?
We (in the Kelowna area) have the highest crime rate in Canada. Maybe (the RCMP) should sell the $1 million (ERT) “tank” it drags out every time some one sneezes and hire more officers or give (existing officers) a raise .
(Editors note: According to the RCMP website the starting salary of a constable after successfully completing the cadet training program is $62,210 and it increases to as much as $102,418 after three years.)