Saskatchewan’s Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety is handing down $770,000 to the City of North Battleford.
The funding is coming from the Municipal Police Grants program 2021-22 and is to support seven existing police positions in North Battleford.
The grants will target enhanced community policing and Battlefords MLA Jeremy Cockrill speaking on behalf of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety Minister Christine Tell says it will strengthen their community and provide their policing services with crucial resources.
North Battleford Mayor David Gillan says keeping the community safe is a top priority.
“Maintaining initiatives such as the North Battleford RCMP’s Gang Task Force which focuses on violent and repeat offenders is an essential pillar in our strategy. We thank and commend the province for their support, and we look forward to further partnerships to address the severity of this issue.”
The Municipal Police Grants program underpins 133 municipal police positions and targeted policing initiatives.