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RNC Chief Robert Johnston says police presence in Conception Bay South often goes unseen. (CBC)

The police chief of the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary says the force is providing enough service in Conception Bay South, even if it isn't visible publicly.

A business owner in the community said last week that he'd like to see a stronger police presence in the area.

However, RNC Chief Robert Johnston said policing these days is more specialized and intelligence-based.

He said there may be officers working in C.B.S. who simply go unseen by residents.

There are two actual patrol cars that operate 24/7. At the same time, we have many vehicles up there that may be working doing surveillance," Johnston said.

"People may not necessarily know they're there in some cases because they're working — they're dealing with specific types of investigations."

Johnston said mobile teams, computer forensic officers, major crime and traffic units all support the officers patrolling C.B.S.