Since our earliest days in the West, the RCMP has enjoyed a close relationship with the Indigenous people of Alberta. History has taught us that to be effective, we must deliver policing service that reflects the needs of individual communities – and deliver it in culturally sensitive way. The RCMP is in a unique position to assist and advocate on behalf of Alberta's Indigenous community because we serve it at the municipal, provincial and federal level.
A National and Provincial Priority
The promotion of safer and healthier Indigenous communities is a priority for the RCMP and the Province of Alberta. This is reflected in the Provincial Police Service Agreement which governs the RCMP's delivery of police service in First Nations and Métis communities.
Alberta is home to one of the largest, youngest and fastest-growing Indigenous populations in Canada. Nearly half of that population is under the age of 24 and particularly vulnerable to the influence of gangs and organized criminals - a reality that poses significant challenges to the RCMP and the communities we serve.
Commanding Officer's Indigenous Advisory Committee
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