First Nations Policing
The Cape Breton Regional Police Service was chosen to police the Membertou First Nation in 2007, delivering a collaborative and interactive approach, focusing on the needs of the community. With an officer on duty in the community at all times, the CBRPS continues to achieve some of the fastest response times in the community.
Since its implementation, police have received a tremendous amount of community support for the work that they have done.
CBRPS officers have built a trusting relationship with the community by getting to know the people who live there and learning about the Mi’kmaq culture - some officers have also learned the Mi’kmaq language. Police have partnered with the Membertou community to establish a number of programs, including Neighbourhood Watch, Block Parents and the Membertou Pli’smenaq Boys and Girls Club. Citizens show pride and ownership in these programs and a dedication to continue supporting a partnership with the CBRPS