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Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service Joins Commitment to Secure Canada’s Games

by NationTalk on September 10, 2009396 Views

The Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service will be joining Canada’s law enforcement community to help secure the 2010 Winter Games.

The RCMP-led Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit (ISU) unites police and security agencies in providing a safe and secure Winter Games in 200. The V2010 ISU invited Canada’s police services to participate in the Games Security Workforce through the deployment of personnel. The response has been extremely positive. More than 1800 municipal/regional/provincial police officers from 118 outside agencies have now been included in our overall deployment strategy.Police services who contribute security personnel for the 2010 Olympic games will be included in the overall security workforce. The security workforce personnel will be provided with transportation and accommodation during their deployment. The average deployment is 32 days and is based on the pre-game preparation and then activation of the security workforce for the Olympic game time period in February 2010.

“Canada’s games will be policed by Canada’s law enforcement community”, says Assistant Commissioner Bud Mercer, Chief Operations Officer for the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit. “It is a Canadian first when you look at the number of policing services joining us from across the country in 2010. The majority of Canada’s law enforcement community will be part of one of the largest integrated security workforces ever”.

Senior Constable Margaret Coulter of the Chapleau Ojibwe Detachment and Constable Mitch Fawn of the Fort Albany Detachment will be representing the Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service while in service to the country. They will be performing general law enforcement duties and while in attendance they will wear the NAPS duty uniform. Depending on the duty assignment, deployments will vary in duration, with the average deployment lasting 32 days.

Should you have any questions about overall 2010 Winter Games security, please contact the Vancouver 2010 Integrated Security Unit’s Media Relations line at (604) 247-8600.

For further information, please contact:

Sgt. Jackie George
Media Relations- Phone 807-623-2161- Ext.234
Nishnawbe -Aski Police Headquarters
Thunder Bay, Ontario

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