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Ottawa contributes more money to federal Indigenous policing program – Nunatsiaq News

January 12, 2018

Nunavik’s Kativik Regional Police Force one of 185 served by federal program

Policing in Inuit and First Nations communities will receive an additional amount of nearly $300 million over the next five years, Ottawa announced Jan. 10.

That brings the federal government’s total five-year investment in the program to $813.7 million.

Beneficiaries of the continued program include Nunavik’s Kativik Police Force, which, along with 184 other First Nation and Inuit police forces in Canada, receives a portion of its annual operating budget—about $20 million a year, according to the Kativik Regional Government—from this federal program.

The money, earmarked from the First Nations Policing Program, includes, in addition to amounts already announced in the last budget, $144.4 million to support officer safety, policing equipment and salaries, as well as $44.8 million, starting in 2019-2020, for up to 110 additional officer positions.

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