However, in a written statement to the Codiac Regional Policing Authority on Wednesday, Supt. Paul Beauchesne says he won't say how many carbines are in service because he doesn't want to share the information with criminals in the community.
The force has been criticized for not properly equipping its officers with adequate training and resources, such as patrol carbines, following last June's shooting rampage by Justin Bourque that killed three officers and wounded two others.
Beauchesne says members have been identified for the next round of ongoing training courses on the semi-automatic weapons and know exactly when they are scheduled to attend.
He also says the installation of carbine racks in patrol cars is underway and the majority of the detachment's vehicles will have the piece of equipment by the end of this week.
In mid-May, the RCMP was charged with violating the Canada Labour Code with investigators alleging the police force didn't provide appropriate weapons and equipment for "active shooter'' incidents.Suggest a correction