Options Available to First Nations in Canada
is not a Justice Center product, but is abstracted here
by Yves Dubé
Solicitor General Canada, April 7, 1995.
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Abstract: This working paper outlines policing
options available to First Nations in Canada and other parts
of the world by presenting five auxiliary policing models and
approaches already in use in aboriginal communities around the
word: (1) the Northwest Territories community police officers,
under which community police officers assist the Royal Canadian
Mounted Police (RCMP) in the involved communities; (2) the Quebec
supernumerary police officers, who provide support for regular
members of aboriginal police services; (3) the British Columbia
public safety officers, which assist the RCMP in its work with
the Kitasoo-Xaixais aboriginal community; (4) the Village Public
Safety Officer (VPSO) program in rural Alaska; and 5) the Australia
Aboriginal police aides, who serve as prevention officers and
ensure liaison between the police services and the aboriginal.