THUNDER BAY – Crimebeat – The Nishnawbe Aski Police Service patrols an area that encompasses an area that covers almost two thirds of Ontario. With 134 uniformed officers and 30 civilians, NAPS is the second largest First Nations police service in North America.
That task represents both a challenge and an opportunity for the officers and the 35 communities which are served by the police service.
Thunderstone Pictures made in collaboration with Shout! Media have produced a promotional video for the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Services to help in recruiting new officers to the service.
NAPS is the second police service in Ontario to have its own operational plane. That aircraft, donated to NAPS by Wasaya flew 876 hours in 2006.
Here are some interesting facts about NAPS:
- NAPS’ officers are sworn Constables with authority throughout the Province of Ontario.
- Salary and benefits at NAPS are consistent with the top 10 police services in Ontario.
- Training and promotional opportunities at NAPS are abundant.
- There are several tribal affiliations within NAN which result in 3 distinct languages including: Ojibwe, Oji-Cree and Cree.
- There is great diversity in culture and structure of committees in the NAN territory.
- NAPS has operational linkages to federal, provincial and municipal police services.
- NAPS is larger than 50 other police services in Ontario. *MCSCS, 2006
- NAPS is the 20th largest police service in Ontario. *MCSCS, 2006