City approves the addition of six RCMP officers

Six additional RCMP officers will soon be added to the city's police force.

City council  approved a $1.1 million increase to the 2018 budget Wednesday, bringing the total number of officers in the city to 56.

Vernon recently came in at #9 nationally on the crime severity index after Statistics Canada released the latest numbers.

However the bid for additional officers has been in the works for some time.