City of Meadow Lake Receives $770,000 for Targeted Policing Initiatives
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking action to ensure the safety of Meadow Lake communities and families through the Municipal Police Grants. This provincial contribution of $770,000 will fund seven Meadow Lake RCMP Officer positions in 2015-16.
“For the Government of Saskatchewan, community and public safety continue to be one of our top priorities,” Minister responsible for Immigration, Jobs, Skills and Training and Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell. “The Municipal Police Grants allow the government of Saskatchewan to provide extra support to the RCMP in Meadow Lake.”
The Municipal Police Grant supports enhanced community policing throughout the city in the areas of chronic offenders, youth education programs, illegal drug activity, and traffic safety. These programs support the core work of the Meadow Lake Police and work to ensure a safer community.
“We are grateful for the province’s continued commitment to our community’s safety,” Meadow Lake Mayor Gary Vidal said. “The Municipal Police Grant provides our city with the capacity to enhance our ability to focus on areas of significant risk to our community.”
The provincial government provides funding annually to urban police services across the province to support 125 municipal police positions and policing initiatives. This grant fulfills the government’s commitment for 120 new police officers and is part of the ministry’s ongoing commitment to supporting the policing services within the province’s municipalities.