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First Nations Policing Program (FNPP)

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Community Tripartite Agreements (CTAs)

Three parties negotiate Community Tripartite Agreements:

  • The federal government (represented by Public Safety Canada);
  • The province or territory in which the First Nations community is located (usually represented by the provincial or territorial Minister of Justice); and
  • The governing body of the First Nations community (represented by the Band Council).

The RCMP is one of several police agencies providing professional and dedicated service to First Nations and Inuit communities under the terms of the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP). The FNPP is administered by Public Safety Canada, and cost-shared between the federal and provincial/territorial governments.

The FNPP was created in 1991 to enhance the effectiveness of policing services in First Nation and Inuit communities by ensuring its cultural responsiveness. The FNPP allows Indigenous communities to have input into the type of policing services they receive.

What's new?

In 2018, the Government of Canada invested a total of $ 291.2 million into the FNPP over 5 years. This will ensure that FNPP-funded police services can support priorities such as officer safety, improved policing equipment and an increase in the number of officers in these communities.

For more information, please contact Public Safety Canada.