November 19, 2018

North Battleford Receives $770,000 for Policing Initiatives

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

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

“We are proud to help support the dedicated RCMP members in North Battleford through the Municipal Police Grant,” Battlefords MLA Herb Cox said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.  “This funding enables officers to have a more visible role in the community.”

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

“The ongoing support to our city though this Municipal Policing Grant is critical to the success of our community safety strategy,” North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said.  “We are grateful for this investment by the province of Saskatchewan to enhance the work of our RCMP detachment, which will provide seven existing officers to focus on serious and organized crime within the city.”

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