"They are sharing more information than I've seen the RCMP share on critical incidents than they have in the past," Kash Heed, the former chief constable of the West Vancouver Police Department, told CBC News Network.
Was it enough?
Why was the public kept ignorant since May?
"He said police will also need to explain why they didn't initially tell the public that Myles Sanderson had been on the run since May, which is when he failed to meet with his parole officer."
"On Monday morning, Saskatoon Police confirmed Sanderson had been "unlawfully at large" for three months after disappearing following his statutory release from prison, where he had served nearly five years for assault, robbery and other crimes."
RCMP, don't tell residents they didn't have a need to know. Sanderson was a violent offender.
"The RCMP also appeared to have improved its information sharing with other policing agencies following a three-week search for two teenagers who killed three people in northern B.C. in July 2019, then evading police across Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, where the teens were eventually found dead from self-inflicted injuries."
The Force cooperated with another agency, which is not what they did in Nova Scotia, rejecting assistance from nearby Halifax Police which had trained ERT officers prepared to join the search. Truro Police Department assistance was equally rejected. Amherst Police were less than an hour away and their offer was rejected.
We can only speculate on how many lives might have been saved had these scores of officers descended upon the crime scene immediately.
Regina Police Chief Evan Bray, left, speaks while Assistant Commissioner Rhonda Blackmore looks on during a press conference in Regina on Monday. Both police agencies are involved in the search for Sanderson, which is centred on Regina.(Michael Bell/The Canadian Press)