July 14, 2020

$330,000 for Policing Initiatives in Yorkton

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing $330,000 to the City of Yorkton for policing initiatives.  The funding is being provided through the Municipal Police Grants program for three existing Yorkton RCMP positions in 2020-21.

“Our government is proud to provide this funding to help ensure public safety in Yorkton,” Highways and Infrastructure Minister and Yorkton MLA Greg Ottenbreit said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “This funding will help the RCMP respond to the needs of the community.”

The Municipal Police Grants program supports enhanced community policing throughout the city and works to ensure a safer community, which is a top priority for the Government of Saskatchewan.

“The province’s ongoing funding of the Municipal Police Grant is greatly appreciated,” Yorkton Mayor Bob Maloney said.  “This funding provides us with the capacity to acquire specialized skills that enhance our ability to ensure the safety of Yorkton families.”

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to police services across Saskatchewan through the Municipal Police Grants program to support 129 municipal police positions and targeted policing initiatives.