The City of Estevan will receive $330,000 in continued funding for three police officers with the Estevan Police Service.
These officers conduct comprehensive investigations, and work on a number of community-based policing initiatives to help reduce crime and victimization.
The money is coming via Corrections and Policing, through the Ministry of Justice.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to support Estevan’s community safety efforts,” Estevan MLA Doreen Eagles said, on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell. “When we work together, we are able to achieve more, develop further and make Estevan the best place to be.”
These annual grants continue to build on the partnership between government and provincial police leaders, by aligning resources to support shared priorities. These programs include:
*The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit that combats organized crime
*The Internet Child Exploitation Unit;
*The Building Partnerships to Reduce Crime Initiative;
*The Serious Habitual Offender Comprehensive Action Program;
*Enhanced investigations; and
*The recently announced Dedicated Traffic Safety Enforcement Units in central and southeast Saskatchewan.
Enhanced Investigations; and “The Estevan Police Service truly appreciates this funding and commitment to policing within our community, and throughout the province,” Estevan Police Chief Paul Ladouceur said. “This funding means keeping three more officers in critical positions that will greatly enhance policing and community safety as our city continues to grow.”
In 2014-15, municipal grants were increased by $5,000 per officer to offset rising police costs. This funding is continuing the government’s commitment to fund 120 new police officer positions across the province.