What does U.C.C.M. mean?

United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin.

What does “Anishnaabe” mean?

The true meaning of word Anishnaabe is derived from the creation story of the Anishnabek people, which can only be best understood and appreciated by hearing this story directly for yourself – we enourage you not to pass up this opportunity if you have the chance!

Why doesn’t UCCM Anishnaabe Police use the same acronym as the U.C.C.M.M. Tribal Council?

The discussions are currently at the preliminary phase on this issue at the UCCM Anishnaabe Police Service Commission level.

How many personnel are employed by the police service?

As at January 1, 2021, the total number of employees (uniform and civilian support) is 30.  This number includes the Chief of Police, Inspector, 2 Sergeants, 2 Detective Constables, 1 Court Officer, 12 Police Officers and 2 Special Constables.  For the civilian support, the Service employs a Director of Corporate Services, Executive Assistant,  Human Resource  Administrator, Finance & IT Coordinator, Social Navigator, Lighting the Fire Within Coordinator, Community Mobilization Intern, Administrative Assistant, and a Custodian/Maintenance. Guards are employed on an on-call basis only, and they are not included in the staff totals.

Do First Nation Police Services have the authority to enforce laws on the highways and areas off the First Nations?  

Yes, all First Nation Police Constables have the same authorities as any Police Constable appointed for the Province of Ontario.

Do the Constables of the Police Service receive on-going training?  

Yes, both the Special Constables, and the Police Constables receive on-going training throughout the year.  They need to know the most up to date information and laws when performing their duties.  Some of the ongoing training that they do throughout the year includes in the following:  firearms training, taser requalification, BLOCK training, sex offender registry training, etc.  The Police Constables are also allowed to attend special interest courses offered through the Ontario Police College, and Canadian Police College throughout the year.

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