The City of Prince Albert is leading the way in the province in terms of First Nations representation on its police force.
According to the Saskatchewan Police Aboriginal Recruitment Committee, more than 30 per cent of the city’s police force is of First Nations descent.
SPARC provincial coordinator Sgt. Tim Settee says the development of the recruitment program has allowed for more Aboriginal people to pursue a career in policing.
“I do believe SPARC has been a good influence on increasing our numbers and that,” he says. “I think the demographics in and around Prince Albert and area and the population up north comes to Prince Albert. I think that’s part of our success with the higher number than the rest of the province.”
Sgt. Settee gave a presentation on Aboriginal recruitment Wednesday in Prince Albert at the Northern Symposium for Safer and Healthier Communities.