Wednesday April 16, 2014

QUESTION OF THE WEEK

Survey results are meant for general information only, and are not based on recognised statistical methods.




Estevan receives funding for policing

Comments

The Estevan Police Service will receive $315,000 in targeted funding from the provincial government for three police officers.

Two of the officers will be new, said Estevan MLA Doreen Eagles, and the third officer is already with the local force.

"They are assigned to targeted enforcement programs, to provide the police service … with the capacity to respond to the needs of the community," said Eagles.

As the population grows, the amount of crime also increases, Eagles said, and the new officers will assist with crime suppression and pro-active policing measures.

The provincial government announced the funding for Estevan and other communities on December 9. A total of $13.6 million will be doled out to further policing initiatives.

This funding is part of a total commitment of more than $14.7 million for targeted policing initiatives, aboriginal policing and recruitment, police and community boards and the Saskatchewan and Canadian Associations of Chiefs of Police.

Funding through the targeted police initiatives supports police-based efforts for the intervention of at-risk populations, and to reduce crime and victimizations.

Police officers conduct comprehensive investigations and work on a number of proactive, community-based policing initiatives.

Moose Jaw, Meadow Lake, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Weyburn and Yorkton also received support from the government.

Funding for targeted police initiatives has increased by 118 per cent since 2007-08. These grants support 125 officers in communities across the province.


Comments

Comments


NOTE: To post a comment in the new commenting system you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, OpenID. You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Estevan Lifestyles welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

blog comments powered by Disqus



About Us | Advertise | Contact Us | Sitemap / RSS   Glacier Community Media: www.glaciermedia.ca    © Copyright 2014 Glacier Community Media | User Agreement & Privacy Policy

LOG IN



Lost your password?