Message from the Chief of Police

Message from the Chief of Police:

Aanii,

Welcome to the website for the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service and thank you for visiting. 

UCCM APS serves the member communities of the United Chiefs Council of Mnidoo Mnising, Aundeck Omni Kaning, M’Chigeeng, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River and Zhiibaahaasing. With our partners we are committed to our vision of community wellness by providing proactive, culturally sensitive, and innovative service while respecting existing laws, customs, and traditions. 

In 2020 we celebrate our 25th anniversary as a police service. We had begun the year planning a gala night celebration, rebranding of our service and several other community service initiatives. Unfortunately, the COVID 19 Pandemic put a halt to most of those celebrations and acknowledgements. The officers and staff of the UCCM APS continued to demonstrate dedication and professionalism, working through the almost daily changes to operating procedures. 2020 also ushered in advancements in Federal and Provincial governments recognizing our First Nations inherent right to self govern. Public Prosecutors Services Canada (PPSC) reversed their long-term stance on prosecuting First Nations Bylaws and agreed to prosecute emergency order bylaws passed regarding the COVID 19 Pandemic. Memorandums of Understanding were put in place between PPSC, The First Nation and the UCCM APS. Further the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) agreed to prosecute Band Council Resolutions under applicable provincial statutes that were enacted during the COVID 19 Pandemic. Both actions open the door to future communication and negotiation for enforcing our community’s bylaws and Band Council Resolutions. 

I invite you to find out more about our service and our community through our website and social media. Check out our Social Navigator Initiative and our latest pilot project “Lighting the Fire Within”.

Our officers are dedicated to working with our partners, stakeholders and community members respecting our values of balance, compassion, dedication, humility, integrity, respect, and teamwork to continue to accomplish our goals. 

Miigwetch for your interest in our service,

Chief of Police Faron Whiteye

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