August 19, 2019

$510,000 for Policing Initiatives In Estevan

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing $330,000 for policing initiatives in Estevan through the Municipal Police Grants.

The grant will fund three existing Estevan Police Service positions in 2019-2020.

“This funding reinforces our government’s commitment to ensuring communities are safe and police are supported in the work they do in protecting citizens,” Minister of Government Relations and Estevan MLA Lori Carr said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to urban police services across the province to support 128 municipal police positions and policing initiatives.

“As Chairman of the Estevan Board of Police Commissioners we applaud the support of the provincial government with the Municipal Police Grants,” Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig said.  “These grants support combating various levels of drug, traffic and crime in our community. This funding allows us to do a better job of reducing crime in our city.  We appreciate the continuing support the province provides us for policing in our city and area.”

“The Estevan Police Service appreciates the ongoing support provided by the provincial government through Municipal Police Grants,” Estevan Police Service Chief Paul Ladouceur said.  “These funds directly support and enhance drug and intelligence, traffic enforcement, and major crime investigative capabilities in our community.  This funding continues to enhance community safety and reduce crime with Estevan.”

Saskatchewan Government Insurance has also provided $180,000 for a police officer as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative.

This brings the total of Estevan Police Service Funding Agreement to $510,000 for 2019-2020.