$690,000 for Policing Initiatives In Moose Jaw
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing $330,000 for policing initiatives in Moose Jaw through Municipal Police Grants. The grant will fund three existing Moose Jaw Police Service positions in 2019-2020.
“The funding benefits helps to ensure public safety in Moose Jaw,” Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell. “We’re proud to be able to support the Moose Jaw Police Service in the work it does every day in protecting citizens.”
The Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to urban police services across the province to support 128 municipal police positions and policing initiatives.
The funding for Moose Jaw includes positions in the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan division, which works to improve safety on the highways through increased awareness and enforcement of traffic regulations.
“The City of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw board of police commissioners appreciate the continued support from the Municipal Police Grants program,” Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said. “Our police service works to keep our community safe, harmonious and inclusive and this program allows us to better address shared public safety priorities.”
“The Moose Jaw Police Service values its ongoing partnership with government through the Municipal Police Grants,” Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Rick Bourassa said. “These grants provide the resources for the service’s active involvement in traffic safety enhancement across the southwest region through Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan, and also makes it possible for us to operate the Police and Crisis Team in our community.”
Saskatchewan Government Insurance has also provided $360,000 for two police officers as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative. This brings the total of the Moose Jaw Service Funding Agreement to $690,000 for 2019-20.