Indigenous Policing

First Nations and Inuit Policing Program

Public Safety Canada funds policing services that are professional, dedicated and responsive to First Nation and Inuit communities. Through the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program (FNIPP), policing services are supported through tripartite policing agreements among the federal government, provincial or territorial governments, and First Nation or Inuit communities. The program is cost-shared 52%-48% with the provinces and territories.

There are two main types of policing agreements:

In 2019-2020, Public Safety Canada (PS) provided over $150 million through the program to support over 1,300 police officer positions in over 420 First Nation and Inuit communities in Canada.

First Nations and Inuit Policing Facilities Program

Public Safety Canada provides funding through the First Nations and Inuit Policing Facilities Program (FNIPFP), to support better policing infrastructure for the people who live and work in Indigenous communities. These investments support First Nation and Inuit communities to ensure their policing infrastructure meets building, policing facility, and health and safety standards. 

Moving Forward

All Canadians deserve properly-funded, culturally sensitive, and respectful police services. Through Budget 2021, the Government of Canada announced significant new investments to support culturally responsive policing in Indigenous communities. This new funding includes:  

Moving forward, Public Safety Canada will continue to engage with Indigenous organizations and communities, as well as provincial and territorial governments, to ensure that Indigenous communities across the country benefit from professional, dedicated, and culturally responsive policing.

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