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Public Safety Notice – Fraudulent Phone Calls claiming to be from Canada Revenue Agency

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service has been notified from community members that are receiving calls from “Revenue Canada Hot Line ” and other companies indicating that they owe them funds.  This is a warning to community members and businesses about new and often sophisticated scams that prey on vulnerable persons, utility users and consumers.

 

Financial crimes and fraud are criminal activities that victimize individuals from all walks of life. Police across Ontario have become increasingly aware of very sophisticated, well-organized financial criminal activities that prey on individual’s lack of understanding about their rights when it comes to their financial matters.  If you feel uneasy about someone calling you about owing monies to Revenue Canada Hot Line or from a 1-450-876-2192 Ottawa phone number, don’t be fooled.  Call for help.

 

Community members can call the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to confirm the authenticity of the CRA telephone number or report incidents of suspected fraud to the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre at 1-888-495-8501.

 

The CRA takes these tax fraud scams very seriously and actively warn Canadians about them using the CRA’s name, especially during tax filing season.

 

If you want to confirm the authenticity of a CRA telephone number – call the CRA at 1-800-959-8281. 

 

For more information about the security of taxpayer information and other examples of fraudulent communications – go to www.cra.gc.ca/security.

Community Consultations: Envisioning the Future of Policing on Mnidoo Mnising

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service is entering into a new planning period and work is starting on a strategic plan for the next 3 years.

We have contracted Community Based Research to lead community consultations on our behalf in each of the communities.  These sessions are for the public at large.  We will also host focus group circles with key stakeholders, partners and leadership.

We have constructed our planning around the vision of the service.  Our vision states “The UCCM Anishnaabe Police will be a partner in community wellness by providing proactive, culturally sensitive, and innovative service while respecting existing laws, customs and traditions.”

We are actively encouraging all band members within our territory to participate – come share your thoughts, opinions and idea’s on how we can grow to meet the needs of the community as we move forward.

General inquires can be directed to Taylor Sayers, Director of Corporate Services during regular business hours at 705-377-7135.

Inquiries specific to a community consultation please see the community contact info.

Schedule for Consultations

Aundeck Omni Kaning – Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm at the 4 Directions Complex.  Contact person:  Peter Nahwegahbo, 705-368-2228

M’Chigeeng – Date and location TBD.  Contact person:  Sam Manitowabi, 705-377-5362

Sheguiandah First Nation – Monday, July 16, 2018 at 10:30 am at the Community Centre.  Contact person:  Crystal Madahbee, 705-368-2781

Sheshegwaning – Date and location TBD.

Whitefish River – Wednesday, August 1, 2018 at 6 pm at the Community Centre.  Contact person:  UCCM Police 705-377-7135

Zhiibaahaasing – July 10th, 2018 Community Centre at 2:30 pm.  Contact person:  Crystal Sagon, 705-283-3963

**New Program** Voluntary Vulnerable Person Registry

Manitoulin Island – The UCCM Anishnaabe Police have now implemented a Vulnerable Persons Registry for the UCCMM and Manitoulin Island area.  As part of our ongoing commitment to community based policing practices and aligning with Safer Ontario Communities, Ontario Mental Health and Policing Strategy the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service and its policing partners will be implementing the Voluntary Vulnerable Person Registry.

The voluntary vulnerable person registry offers persons within the UCCMM and Manitoulin Island area with cognitive, physical, developmental or intellectual issues to join the new registry which assists police and other emergency services in providing a coordinated and/or modified response when a vulnerable person goes missing, is susceptible to misadventure or is at increased risk in a crisis situation.

The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Services Social Navigator Initiative is the administrative body for the registry.  The Social Navigator Initiative works to address high risk situations where mental health, addictions or other socio-economic factors are present and to build bridges between police and community.

The goal of this program is to provide enforcement and other emergency personnel with an additional tool that has the potential to improve the lives of people who are vulnerable and increase positive policing outcomes.

It is recognized that community partners play a vital role in reaching this target group population and that according to best practices, such community based policing initiatives are delivered within varying model components in order to maximize success through positive community outcomes.

INFORMATION SESSIONS:  Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11 am or 1 pm at the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service in M’Chigeeng. Seating is limited – please call to confirm your attendance for the morning or afternoon session.

For more information on this program or to book an information session in your community please contact Daughness Migwans, UCCM Police Social Navigator at 705-377-7135.

Miigwech (Thank You),

Rodney Nahwegahbow
Chief of Police
UCCM Anishnaabe Police
5926 Hwy 540, Box 332
M’Chigeeng, ON  P0P 1G0

Tel: (705) 377-7135
Fax: (705) 377-5583
email: rodney.nahwegahbow@uccmpolice.com

Freedom of Information Act
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