Polic­ing ini­tia­tives in Moose Jaw get a boost

Moose Jaw Express.com - - National / International News -

The Min­istry of Cor­rec­tions and Polic­ing’s will be con­tribut­ing $330,000 to Moose Jaw to fund three ex­ist­ing Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice po­si­tions in 201819.

“Com­mu­nity safety is a pri­or­ity for the Gov­ern­ment of Saskatchewan,” Moose Jaw North MLA Warren Michel­son said on be­half of Cor­rec­tions and Polic­ing Min­is­ter Chris­tine Tell. “This fund­ing helps with po­lice ini­tia­tives that en­sure the safety of Moose Jaw fam­i­lies and our com­mu­nity over­all.”

The fund­ing for Moose Jaw in­cludes po­si­tions in the Com­bined Traf­fic Ser­vices Saskatchewan divi­sion, which works to im­prove safety on the high­ways through in­creased aware­ness and en­force­ment of traf­fic reg­u­la­tions.

“The City of Moose Jaw and the Moose Jaw Board of Po­lice Com­mis­sion­ers look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing and en­hanc­ing our part­ner­ship with the prov­ince to ad­dress our shared pub­lic safety pri­or­i­ties through the Mu­nic­i­pal Po­lice Grants pro­gram,” Moose Jaw Mayor Fraser Tolmie said. “This is an im­por­tant pro­gram. Its ben­e­fits are felt not only in our com­mu­nity, but also across our re­gion as our po­lice ser­vice works to keep our com­mu­nity safe, har­mo­nious and in­clu­sive.”

“The Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice wel­comes the re­newal of its part­ner­ship with the Min­istry of Cor­rec­tions and Polic­ing to pro­vide ef­fec­tive and ef­fi­cient polic­ing ser­vices in our com­mu­nity and re­gion,” Moose Jaw Po­lice Ser­vice Chief Rick Bourassa said. “The po­si­tions cre­ated through this part­ner­ship fo­cus on the key pri­or­i­ties of traf­fic and pub­lic safety through­out the re­gion, and sup­port the Po­lice and Cri­sis Team’s col­lab­o­ra­tive ef­forts to pro­vide com­mu­nity men­tal health sup­ports. These ini­tia­tives are in­stru­men­tal in en­hanc­ing safety and well-be­ing in our com­mu­ni­ties.”

Saskatchewan Gov­ern­ment In­sur­ance has also pro­vided $360,000 for two po­lice of­fi­cers as part of the Com­bined Traf­fic Ser­vices Saskatchewan ini­tia­tive. This brings the to­tal of the Moose Jaw Ser­vice Fund­ing Agree­ment to $690,000 for 2018-19.

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