Anishinabek Police Service

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The Anishinabek Police Service (APS) is the police force for 15 communities in the Union of Ontario Indians (UOI) and 1 community in the Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN).

Anishinabek Police Service
Uniform Shoulder Patch of Anishinabek Police Service
Agency overview
Formed 1994
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Garden River, Ontario
Sworn members 71
Unsworn members 20
Elected officer responsible The Honourable Madeleine Meilleur, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Agency executive John Syrette, Chief of Police
Detachments 12
Official website

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.



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