Publications and Reports

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Joining The Circle - Identifying Key Ingredients for Effective Police Collaboration within Indigenous Communities Opportunities for improving the safety and well-being of communities in Canada partially lie within the relationships that police have with citizens, leaders, and other human service providers (Lang et al., 2009; Rajaee et al., 2013; Skogan, 2006). 2020-08-06
Police Services and Inuit in Nunavik (Arctic Québec) Knowing each other better to help each other better Public Safety Canada issued in 2019 a call for proposals to get more insight into current practices and policies in police services throughout the country. The aim was to gain a better understanding of problematic behaviours, as well as good practices that contribute to more respectful relations with Indigenous people. 2020-08-06
Examining Police Policies and Practices in Mi’kma’ki – Pathways to Positive Policing Relationships Indigenous peoples and their relationships with policing services have been the subject of many inquiries and commissions including: the Marshall Inquiry (1989), Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba (1991), Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (1996), Stonechild (2004), Ipperwash Inquiry (2007), Thunder Bay Police Services Board Investigation (2018) and the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (2019) and the Viens Commission (2019) to name only a few. 2020-08-06
Addressing Gendered Violence against Inuit Women: A review of police policies and practices in Inuit Nunangat Gendered violence against Inuit women is a problem of massive proportions. Women in Nunavut are the victims of violent crime at a rate more than 13 times higher than the rate for women in Canada as a whole. The risk of a woman being sexually assaulted in Nunavut in 12 times greater than the provincial/territorial average. In 2016, Nunavut had the highest rate of female victims of police-reported family violence in Canada, the Northwest Territories had the second highest rate, and Yukon had the third highest. 2020-08-06
Toward Peace, Harmony, and Well-Being: Policing in Indigenous Communities Public Safety Canada (PS) asked the CCA to undertake an assessment examining what could be drawn from the current evidence and knowledge about the present and future role of police services in Indigenous communities in Canada and to identify some promising and leading practices in policing that could be applied in Indigenous communities. 2019-06-24
A Renewed Approach to Policing in Indigenous Communities DPRA Canada was contracted by Public Safety Canada (PS) to provide independent facilitation and note-taking services for three regional engagement sessions on developing a renewed approach to policing in Indigenous communities across Canada. The engagement sessions occurred in September of 2016. The perspectives and observations heard during each of the sessions were compiled and recorded by DPRA into the following report. 2016-12-21
Illustrative Case Studies of First Nations Policing Program Models The purpose of this research is to provide an in-depth exploration of the two primary policing models supported by the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP): Community Tripartite Agreements (CTAs) and Self-Administered (SA) agreements. 2016-12-09
Research Summary: Illustrative Case Studies of First Nations Policing Program Models The purpose of this research is to provide an in-depth exploration of the two primary policing models supported by the First Nations Policing Program (FNPP): Community Tripartite Agreements (CTAs) and Self-Administered (SA) agreements. 2016-12-09
Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention – A Study of Samson Cree Nation’s Application of the Hub Model In an effort to reduce crime and violence in their community, police and local leaders at Samson Cree Nation in central Alberta have implemented the Hub model of collaborative risk-driven intervention since 2012. 2016-12-02
Research Summary: Collaborative Risk-Driven Intervention - A Study of Samson Cree Nation's Application of the HUB Model The HUB Model is a promising alternative to status quo criminal-justice approaches in First Nation communities 2016-10-04
Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada Canada's First Nations Administered (FNA) police services have a unique history, a distinctive mandate and structure, and play a complex role in policing First Nation communities. 2016-05-20
Lifecycle of First Nation Administered Police Services in Canada The inception of the First Nations Policing Program in 1992 led to the creation of 58 new First Nation Administered (FNA) police services: 20 of these agencies have subsequently disbanded. 2016-05-20
Evaluation of the First Nations Policing Program 2014-15 The evaluation assessed the relevance and performance of the First Nations Policing Program. 2016-05-20
Amalgamation of Police Services Police amalgamation (also referred to as regionalization, consolidation, or merger) has been a focus for administrators of police service delivery since the early 1950s. 2016-04-21
Amalgamation of Police Services Research Summary The amalgamation of small police services into larger medium-sized regional entities may have efficiency advantages, but there are limited or no cost savings in amalgamating medium to larger police services. 2016-04-21
Trends in Indigenous Policing Models: An International Comparison The report reviews Indigenous policing models in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand 2013-12-20
Guidelines for a Community Consultative Group These guidelines have been designed to help volunteers from First Nation and Inuit communities participate in and contribute to the delivery of dedicated and culturally responsive police services in communities across Canada. 2013-07-31
Aboriginal Policing Update 2008 Aboriginal Policing Update 2008 2009-02-17
International Comparison of Indigenous Policing Models This paper provides a brief review of current policing programs and initiatives relating to Indigenous peoples in Canada, the United States, Australia and New Zealand. 2008-01-23
Aboriginal Policing Update 2007 - Volume 1, No 1 Aboriginal Policing Update 2007 - Volume 1, No 1 2007-02-27
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