FISHER RIVER CREE NATION, MANITOBA – On Wednesday May 15, 2019; Chief David Crate and Leadership of Fisher River Cree Nation (FRCN) signed a Community Tripartite Agreement (CTA) with the Government of Canada, represented by Public Safety Canada and Province of Manitoba, represented by Wes Courchene, Director of First Nations Policing to establish a RCMP Detachment on Fisher River Cree Nation.
“The signing of the CTA Agreement is another step forward for the security of the members of the Fisher River Cree Nation and marks an accumulation of 15 years of work and effort in trying to secure policing services in the Community.
Today is a milestone for the Community and we look forward to working with the Federal and Provincial Governments in the process of establishing the RCMP Detachment in Fisher River Cree Nation.” – Chief David Crate
The Community Tripartite Agreement and Detachment is part of the First Nations Policing Program. The RCMP is one of several police agencies providing professional and dedicated service to First Nations and Inuit communities under the terms of the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP). The FNPP is administered by Public Safety Canada, and cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments.
According to a Harvard University study; policing services contributes not only in safety but in economic development. As potential partners and investors feel more secure about their involvement in the community if police services are nearby and present.
The proposed location for the new Detachment will be where the old Community Hall once stood and is in the heart of the Community.
Once signed by the other levels of Government, the agreement will be posted.
Sam Murdock, Director of Operations
Fisher River Cree Nation