August 16, 2019

$770,000 for Policing Initiatives in North Battleford

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing is providing $770,000 for policing initiatives in North Battleford through the Municipal Police Grants.

The grant will fund seven existing North Battleford RCMP positions in 2019-2020.

“We’re proud to be able to provide this funding to help ensure public safety in North Battleford,” Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “The funding will help the RCMP in its ability to respond to the needs of the community.”

The Municipal Police Grant supports work to ensure a safer community, which is a top priority for the Government of Saskatchewan.

“The Municipal Police Grants are a critical component of our crime reduction strategy by providing seven enhanced positions to our RCMP Detachment,” North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said.  “These positions address serious and organized criminal activity in our community and we are grateful to the Province of Saskatchewan for their ongoing commitment to community safety in North Battleford.”

The Municipal Police Grants provided by the Ministry of Corrections and Policing provides funds to support 128 police positions and policing initiatives across Saskatchewan.