Estevan has received a $510,000 grant through the Municipal Police Grants through the Government of Saskatchewan.
$330,000 from the Ministry of Corrections and Policing’s will go towards funding three existing Estevan Police Service positions in 2018-19. One of those positions is with the Serious/Organized Crime Task Force, which will respond to gang activity and organized criminal groups.
“This investment helps ensure that resources are deployed to meet the government’s priority of keeping communities safe,” Estevan MLA and Highways and Infrastructure Minister Lori Carr said on behalf of Corrections and Policing Minister Christine Tell.
“We appreciate the good work of the ministry and its continued support for the Estevan Police Service, with the Municipal Police Grant allocation for 2018-19,” Estevan Mayor Roy Ludwig said. “This funding allows us to do the necessary work within our community for our citizens, to ensure their safety and well-being. Thank you again for your financial support.”
“The Estevan Police Service appreciates the ongoing support provided by the provincial government through Municipal Police Grants,” Estevan Police Service Chief Paul Ladouceur said. “These funds directly support and enhance drug and intelligence, traffic enforcement, and major crime investigative capabilities in our community. This funding continues to enhance community safety and reduce crime within Estevan.”
According to a press release, SGI has also "provided $180,000 for a police officer as part of the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan initiative. This brings the total of the Estevan Police Service Funding Agreement to $510,000 for 2018-19."