Betty Selin, Vernon, B.C. (AM 1150) – A Vernon RCMP member has defended the RCMP, saying in her 17 years as an RCMP member she never been sexually harassed.
Cst Sue Kolibaba says she’s worked and socialized with male members in small detachments to large city detachments and have always been apart of the unit and treated with respect. She’s never felt members were or are careful around her because of her husbands position (Supt. Randy Kolibaba is the head of the S.E.District Traffic Services) and half of the members never even knew, and some still don’t know, who her husband is.
Kolibaba believes the RCMP has been very diligent in ensuring there are steps in place if a member has issues so they can be addressed in a timely manner.She says no one at the Vernon detachment has spoken to her about sexual harassment issues and it is a mute subject.
She says says recent quotes painted all female members as being sexually harassed and all male members as being sexually harassing and that’s just wrong. Kolibaba says comments made by Cpl. Catherine Galliford are unsubstantiated and she’s proof of that.
Cst Sue Kolibaba works with the GIS Serious crimes unit in Vernon.