The UCCM Anishnaabe Police Services Commission recognized the need for a Civilian Oversight Committee. The Civilian oversight Committee was established to improve police accountability, promote higher standards of police services, and increase public confidence in the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service and the UCCM Police Service Commission. By-Law No. 2 was developed to meet this need. In October 2010, Denis Blake was hired to further the developments of the Committee, which is called Enaag-Dawaab-Jig, which means “those who oversee”. There are currently five Committee Members from the First Nation communities located on Manitoulin Island.
For more information about Enaag-Dawaab-Jig, please contact Denis Blake, Enaag-Dawaab-Jig Coordinator at 705-862-2701, or please visit their website at: www.enaagdawaabjig.ca.