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SAGAMOK ANISHNAWBEK AND ANISHNAWBEK POLICE SERVICE SIGN POLICING PROTOCOL

 

 

Sagamok, Ontario, June 25, 2015 –The Chief of Sagamok and the Chief of Police for the Anishinabek Policing Service entered into an agreement for the provision of effective, efficient, and culturally sensitive police services in accordance with the needs of the Sagamok Anishnawbek.

 

The Protocol is a companion agreement to the 2015-2018 Anishinabek Police Service Agreement, a tripartite policing agreement between Canada, Ontario and participating First Nations.  The essential purpose of the Protocol is to facilitate the establishment of local policing committee and the development of a community based policing strategy.

 

“Sagamok looks forward to working with the Anishnawbek Police Service, in particular that the Sagamok Detachment Commander work with us to respond appropriately to Sagamok Anishnawbek objectives and priorities for police services,” said Chief Paul Eshkakogan.

 

The Protocol was signed during the 1st day of a joint Sagamok Anishnawbek Council and Anishnawbek Policing Services workshop regarding the development of a Sagamok Community Policing Strategy.

 

Anishinabek Policing Service Chief of Police John Syrette noted “This is an opportunity that is available to all participating First Nations communities. The Anishinabek Policing Service is pleased to enter into the Protocol and looks forward to working with Sagamok in developing the local policing strategy.”

 

For further information please contact Renee Owl at 705-865-2421

Author: Matt Lachance