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.