$510,000 for Policing Initiatives in Estevan
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing $330,000 through the Municipal Police Grants program for three existing Estevan Police Service positions in 2020-21.
“Keeping our communities safe is a priority for our government,” Government Relations Minister and Estevan MLA Lori Carr said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell. “This funding will support the Estevan Police Service to ensure community safety.”
Saskatchewan Government Insurance is also providing $180,000 for one police officer as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative, which works to improve highway safety through increased awareness and enforcement of traffic regulations. This brings the total of the Estevan Police Service Funding Agreement to $510,000 for four police officer positions in 2020-21.
This funding also provides support to the Organized/Serious Crimes Task Force Program and Enhanced Community Policing.
“We appreciate the municipal police grant, which enables us to improve our work in the areas of drug, intelligence, traffic and major crime in our community,” Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig said. “Because of these funds we are able to do an even better job in moving our community forward in the areas of safety and prevention.”
“This grant directly supports and enhances drug and intelligence, traffic enforcement, and major crime investigative capabilities in Estevan and the surrounding area,” Estevan Police Service Chief Paul Ladouceur said. “The Estevan Police Service appreciates the financial support as these funds go directly toward increasing community safety.”
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.