IQALUIT, Nunavut- A national policing program aimed at serving Indigenous communities is expanding to Nunavut. Through the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program, new RCMP officers are to be hired across the territory over the next three years. The territorial and federal governments say the agreement means residents will have a greater say in how policing is conducted in their communities. Officers will be given a unique mandate developed in consultation with communities. The focus will be on community engagement, crime prevention and public safety. Under the First Nations and Inuit Policing Program, police services are supported through agreements between the federal government, provincial or territorial governments and Indigenous communities. The federal government is responsible for 52 per cent of costs while provincial or territorial governments account for the remainder.
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