Government of Canada is investing in safer First Nation and Inuit police facilities
“Through culturally relevant policing, the First Nations Policing Program protects the safety of over 400,000 people in First Nation and Inuit communities. Building on our government’s major investments in new officers, salaries and equipment, we are making new investments in policing facilities so officers can do their jobs properly and keep their communities safe.”
- The Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
In the coming months, the Government will be launching a bidding process for a professional assessment of First Nation and Inuit police service facilities. This assessment will inform the selection of phase two infrastructure projects.
The Government of Canada is also investing up to $291.2 million over five years, beginning in 2018-2019, in policing in First Nation and Inuit communities currently served under the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP). For the first time, this funding will be ongoing and includes an annual increase of 2.75% to address inflation.
Through the FNPP, policing agreements in First Nation and Inuit communities are cost-shared with provinces and territories, and support the provision of professional, dedicated and responsive police services in over 450 communities across Canada.
Senior Advisor for Communications
Office of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
Public Safety Canada
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