November 21, 2018

Moose Jaw Receives $690,000 for Policing Initiatives

The Government of Saskatchewan is helping to keep communities and families in Moose Jaw safe through the Municipal Police Grants.

The Ministry of Corrections and Policing’s contribution of $330,000 will fund three existing Moose Jaw Police Service positions in 2018-19.

“Community safety is a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan,” Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michelson said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “This funding helps with police initiatives that ensure the safety of Moose Jaw families and our community overall.”

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 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.”

“The Moose Jaw Police Service welcomes the renewal of its partnership with the Ministry of Corrections and Policing to provide effective and efficient policing services in our community and region,” Moose Jaw Police Service Chief Rick Bourassa said.  “The positions created through this partnership focus on the key priorities of traffic and public safety throughout the region, and support the Police and Crisis Team’s collaborative efforts to provide community mental health supports.  These initiatives are instrumental in enhancing safety and well-being in our communities.”

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 2018-19.