Moose Jaw Police Service Receives $330,000 for Targeted Policing Initiatives
The Government of Saskatchewan is taking action to ensure the safety of Moose Jaw communities and families through the Municipal Police Grants.
This provincial contribution of $330,000 will fund three existing Moose Jaw Police Service positions in 2017-18.
“Our government is focused on community safety,” Moose Jaw Wakamow MLA Greg Lawrence said on behalf of Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan. “The Municipal Police Grants provide additional support to the dedicated members of the Moose Jaw Police Service.”
This funding supports three positions within the Moose Jaw Police Service dedicated to Serious Crime and Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan.
“The City of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Board of Police Commissioners look forward to continuing and enhancing our partnership with the province to address our shared public safety priorities through the Municipal Police Grants Program,” Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said. “This is an important program. Its benefits are felt not only in our community, but also across our region as our police service works to keep our community safe, harmonious and inclusive.”
“This grant provides the Moose Jaw Police Service with three officers whose work is focused on shared policing priorities,” Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Rick Bourassa said. “Through this program, community safety and wellbeing are enhanced in our community and surrounding area.”
The provincial government provides funds to urban police services across the province to support 128 municipal police positions and policing initiatives. In combination with the Provincial Response Team, this grant fulfills the government’s commitment to supporting the policing services within the province’s municipalities.