Anishinabek Police Service
This article relies largely or entirely upon a single source. (June 2008)
|Anishinabek Police Service|
Uniform Shoulder Patch of Anishinabek Police Service
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government agency|
|Headquarters||Garden River, Ontario|
|Elected officer responsible||The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services|
|Agency executive||John Syrette, Chief of Police|
Created in 1994, the force has 71 sworn officers and 20 civilian members at 12 detachments serving 16 communities.
On March 30, 1992, a five-year Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement was signed by Grand Council of Treaty 3, Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Association of Iroquois & Allied Indians, Anishinabek Nation, Six Nations and the Provincial and Federal Government.
In 1994, Garden River, Curve Lake, Sagamok and Saugeen First Nations stepped away from the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) to form the Anishinabek Police Service. At this time it was also decided that Garden River would be home to Headquarters because geographically it is situated in the center of the province.