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 First Nations policing gets funding boost from Manitoba Justice

By Dave Baxter  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Manitoba’s Justice Minister announced Thursday the province will provide more than $150,000 in funding, as they look to help Manitoba’s First Nation Police Force improve their training and recruitment efforts. At an announcement at the site of the Swan Lake First Nation office in Headingley, Justice Minister Kelvin Goertzen said the province will be providing $155,100 through the Criminal Property Forfeiture Fund (CPFF) to the Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS) a police force that serves several First Nations communities in the province. The CPFF program seizes and liquidates criminal assets, and puts money back into police and community initiatives, and the province said the funding will allow MFNPS to purchase equipment and undergo training that will “enhance human resource capacity, investigative capabilities,

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