In response to Roy West’s letter in the May 25 issue of the Western News, I’d like to assure you that the RCMP are doing all that they can, however, they can’t be everywhere all the time.
Penticton grows in the summer months, and along with that growth comes more pressure on those whose job it is to enforce the laws and protect us citizens.
I understand your concerns, however, there are things you can do to help the situation; for instance, have you ever considered joining Citizens On Patrol? I was a member before moving here and as yet I haven’t had time to join, but it’s a wonderful way for a person to help.
I know it’s easy to criticize, however, remember there are only so many officers, only so many vehicles, and only so many volunteers, so please consider all this and do your part before criticizing.