Manitoba communities will get 10 new RCMP police officers.

The province announced Friday the move is part of its commitment to increase resources for law enforcement.

"The number of officers continues to grow, providing a strong presence to prevent criminal activity before it happens and deterrence to provide peace of mind to residents," said Justice Minister Andrew Swan in a news release.

The officers' locations and specific assignments will be chosen by the RCMP.

"This is a significant investment in the future of Manitoba's provincial police service," said RCMP Assistant Commissioner Kevin Brosseau, 

Since 2010, the province said it has increased its investment in the RCMP by more than $26 million and added 40 officers.