Grants and Contributions:

Community Safety Officer Program - Newfoundland and Labrador
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Apr 1, 2024 - Mar 31, 2026
The project aims to enhance community-based policing principles and the working relationship between the communities and the RCMP. Currently, the program provides the communities with an additional mechanism to enhance community safety and engage in crime prevention initiatives at the local level. The positions can also support the local RCMP detachments by addressing low-risk responses to community concerns, including incidents stemming from social issues, such as, addictions and mental health. Being members of the local Indigenous community, CSOs can act as a liaison between the local community members and the RCMP to ensure police response considers cultural considerations and language barriers. The role of the CSO is not intended to be utilized as a replacement for core policing functions; rather, it is an extension of NL and Nunatsiavut government's commitment to safer communities.
Public Safety Canada
Expected Results:


Delivery of low-risk community safety services, an increased
uniform presence at the local level, and improved relations between the
communities and the RCMP.


Enhanced health and safety of community residents, lower
crime rates, improved public trust in police services, and further advancement
of the community council's stewardship.

St. John's, Newfoundland & Labrador, CA A1B 4J6
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Grants and Contributions
Recipient Type:
Aboriginal recipient
Recipient's Legal Name:
Justice and Public Safety, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
(FNIPP) First Nations and Inuit Policing Program
Program Purpose:

To enhance the effectiveness of policing services in First Nation and Inuit communities in terms of cultural relevance and responsiveness to the public safety need of communities.

To support policing services to First Nation and Inuit communities that are professional, dedicated and culturally responsive to the communities they serve.