July 15, 2020

$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 program.  The grant will fund seven existing North Battleford RCMP positions in 2020-21.

“We are proud to provide this funding to ensure communities are safe and the RCMP is supported in the work it does every day to protect citizens in North Battleford,” Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.

The Municipal Police Grant 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.

“Community safety is a priority for our city and these enhanced positions are important to our strategies related to prolific and repeat offenders,” North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said.  “We are grateful for the continued support of the Government of Saskatchewan through this grant.”

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.