Tribal Police Forces Secures Government Funding

Friday, May 25, 2007 at 15:37



The File Hills Tribal Council has established its own new police service.


The body is said to be Saskatchewan’s first self-administered police agency.


Justice Minister Frank Quennell attended a signing ceremony today at the Okanese First Nation.


The budget for the service will be cost-shared between Ottawa and the province, and is expected to be about $970,000.


The new service will have a total of seven officers.


They will help patrol the reserves of Little Black Bear, Okanese, Peepeekisis, Starblanket and Carry the Kettle.