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BC's deputy RCMP commissioner says a recent poll of how the public perceives the force doesn't paint the whole picture.
Speaking on CKNW, Craig Callens didn't directly comment on re-tweets sent from the RCMP twitter account Wednesday claiming the media "hate" the force and manufactured the story but said the force uses twitter to ensure followers have a balanced and fair account.
And he talked about how the Postmedia News and Global Television poll results have been characterized.
"I am disappointed and perhaps a better word is saddened - because I know first hand the kind of committment and dedication that is being demonstrated accross the province by members of the RCMP."
Callens says the way he sees the poll is that 90% of the 131 people surveyed think officers are doing a fair or great job -- and only 10% think they're doing a terrible job.
He says he takes full responsibility for criticism against senior management.
He says a lot of the problems the public has with the force relate to historical issues like harassment cases.