November 19, 2018

Meadow Lake Receives $770,000 for Policing Initiatives

The Government of Saskatchewan is helping to keep Meadow Lake safe with funding through Municipal Police Grants.

This provincial contribution of $770,000 will fund seven existing Meadow Lake RCMP positions in 2018-19.

“This funding shows our commitment to public safety,” Export and Trade Development Minister and Meadow Lake MLA Jeremy Harrison said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “The Government of Saskatchewan is proud to work with the City of Meadow Lake and the RCMP on the common goal of reducing crime.”

The Municipal Police Grant supports enhanced community policing throughout the city in the areas of chronic offenders, youth education programs, illegal drug activity, and traffic safety.  These programs work to ensure a safer community.

“Community safety is a high priority for our community,” Meadow Lake Mayor Gary Vidal said.  “We appreciate the province’s ongoing support through the Municipal Police Grants, allowing us to better respond to the challenges we face in our region.”

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