Whitefish Lake Police Services
On September 28, 2007, Leon Benoit, then Member of Parliament for Vegreville - Wainwright, on behalf of Stockwell Day, then Minister of Public Safety, together with Kimberly Armstrong, Executive Director, Policing and Community Safety, on behalf of the Honourable Fred Lindsay, then Alberta Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security, announced a joint investment of $2.7 million for community policing for the Whitefish Lake First Nation (Goodfish Lake) in Alberta.
Mr. Benoit joined Ms. Armstrong and community leaders for the official signing ceremony of the Community Tripartite Agreement (CTA).
"Every family deserves to live in a safe community," said Fred Lindsay, Alberta Solicitor General and Minister of Public Security. "Through our strong partnership with Public Safety Canada and the leaders of Whitefish Lake First Nation, this agreement sends a clear message that we will actively target violence and gang activity in all our communities."
This agreement provides funding for the officers between March 1, 2007 and March 31, 2012. The federal and provincial governments will share the cost of providing First Nations policing services with Canada's share being $1.4 million and Alberta contributing $1.3 million.
"The implementation of the community tripartite agreement is both a historical and significant milestone for the Whitefish Lake First Nation #128," said Chief Tom Houle. "It will assist our community to become a safer place for our children as well as future generations."
Police Program Manager: Darcy Houle
Tribal Police: Micheal Sunday
RCMP: Brent Sowatzky
RCMP Constable: Rob Delva
Group, Chairperson: Georgina Halfe
Sgt Brent Sowatzky, Georgina Halfe,
Constable Rob Delve