The City of North Battleford Receive $770,000 for Targeted Policing Initiatives
The Government of Saskatchewan continues to ensure the safety of North Battleford communities and families through Municipal Police Grants. This provincial contribution of $770,000 will fund seven existing North Battleford RCMP positions in 2017-18.
“Community safety continues to be a priority for the Government of Saskatchewan,” Advanced Education Minister and North Battleford MLA Herb Cox said on behalf of Justice Minister and Attorney General Don Morgan. “We are happy to help support the dedicated RCMP members in North Battleford through the Municipal Police Grant.”
This grant supportd enhanced community policing throughout the city and allows the RCMP to focus on priority areas for the City of North Battleford. The funding enables officers to have a more visible role in the community and allows for targeted enforcement to address the serious and organized crime.
“We thank the province for the ongoing commitment as this program is a tremendous support to our community safety strategy and provides seven additional officers to the Battlefords RCMP Detachment to focus on serious and organized crime within the city,” North Battleford Mayor Ryan Bater said.
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, these grants fulfill the government’s commitment to supporting the policing services within the province’s municipalities.