Policing in the north
Canada’s north is an environment that is unlike anywhere else in the world. Upon its vast and rugged land are its people of rich Aboriginal traditions and distinctive cultures. Their stories of survival throughout the lifetimes of living through the perils of an unforgiving terrain and climate are a true testament of their resilience and spirit.
From Inspector Charles Constantine’s first voyage to Canada’s North in 1894 with the North West Mounted Police, the guidance given by the Aboriginal people in the North were paramount to his policing efforts.
Since that time, Canada’s police force, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, has maintained a rich and evolving relationship over the course of protecting this land and its people. Throughout our longstanding history, our relationships continue to flourish with the Nunavut, Northwest Territories and Yukon territorial leaders, community Elders, businesses and families.
We believe that healthy, prosperous and safe communities are achieved with our stakeholders and partners by developing community strategies to prevent crime. Through constant delivery of culturally competent policing services and continual consultation, this collaborative effort helps us to ensure that the needs of the community are being met.
A strong network is essential, our relationships vital. Together, we continue to build bridges as a means of laying a strong foundation in the protection and safety of our communities and our families.
- Date modified: