The Indigenous Relations Team at the Calgary Police Service (CPS) was specifically created to increase trust with the Indigenous community while maintaining and continuing to build a nation-to-nation relationship through focused policing services and actions.
The Indigenous Relations Team works to improve communication and community relationships with all Indigenous peoples in Calgary. The team also works with several different organizations and programs to promote education and awareness towards current and long-standing concerns within the community.
As part of the Anti-Racism Strategic Roadmap, the Indigenous Relations Team is helping to strengthen Indigenous world view approaches to working areas across the CPS.
The CPS has launched Indigenous Education and Training, which is required for all our members to take. The training includes 16 modules that reflect the history of Indigenous people and the police, residential schools and the history with the RCMP, the Sixties Scoop, and why this still matters to law enforcement today.
Through the Anti-Racism Strategic Roadmap, we are investing in an Indigenous Investigator for the Missing Persons Unit. To help guide the position profile, we are working with our partners to ensure it suits the needs of the community.