UCCM Police travel to communities in celebration of National Police Week

Children from the Whitefish River First Nation daycare pose for a photo during a visit with the UCCM Anishnaabe Police in the community as part of Police Week. photo by Robin Burridge

MANITOULIN—The UCCM Anishnaabe Police travelled to numerous area First Nations last week in honour of National Police Week.

“Normally we have an open house at our base in M’Chigeeng,” said Chief of Police Rodney Nahwegahbow. “We realize that some communities are more remote so we wanted to take the show on the road and go to some of the communities.”

Police Chief Nahwegahbow said the goal was to get the officers into the communities so that residents can get to know the staff and the services that the UCCM Police offer.

The police travelled to a different community each day last week including Zhiibaahaasing First Nation, Sheshegwaning First Nation, Aundeck Omni Kaning First Nation, Sheguiandah First Nation, Whitefish River First Nation and M’Chigeeng First Nation. In each community, school groups and community members were invited to visit and take part in activities, which included a toy driving course, scavenger hunt and barbecue.

“The week went really well,” said Police Chief Nahwegahbow, who added that the police service was also seeking employees during the event.

“UCCM Police Service is proud to have individuals who bring exceptional talents and a commitment to life-long learning,” he said.