SGI partners with File Hills First Nations
August 24, 2010
As part of SGI's ongoing effort to support traffic safety, the Minister Responsible for SGI Tim McMillan announced today a partnership with File Hills First Nations to help promote traffic safety in their communities.
"It's wonderful to support the File Hills First Nations in keeping their communities safer. We know this partnership will help them in their commitment to provide quality police services that are culturally sensitive," said Minister McMillan at the partnership announcement on Okanese First Nation.
As part of the partnership announcement, File Hills First Nations Police Service demonstrated traffic safety equipment that SGI provided funding for. An intoximeter (formerly called a breathalyzer), impairment testing equipment and a speed radar gun were all added to File Hills' existing traffic safety resources.
"This partnership helps us put a solid local traffic safety plan in place, making our residents feel safer. We're now able to do all our impairment testing in the community, and all our vehicles will now have the equipment they need for traffic patrols," said File Hills First Nations Police Chief Ralph Martin.
The File Hills First Nations Police Service is currently the only self-administered First Nations police service in Saskatchewan, established in March 2007. It currently has a seven-member police force that is supported by four special constables. It polices the Little Black Bear, Okanese, Peepeekisis, Star Blanket and Carry the Kettle First Nations.
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