Moose Jaw Police Service will see an additional $818,000 in funding for the 2023-2024 year.
A press release from the Government of Saskatchewan on Wednesday shows that $458,000 was given to the City of Moose Jaw for four current MJPS positions. These funds are coming from The Ministry of Corrections, Policing and Public Safety, and will be used for initiatives including the Police and Crisis Team (PACT), where police officers and mental health professionals partner up to address calls for service related to mental health.
In the press release, Moose Jaw Police Chief Rick Bourassa said:
"This ongoing partnership between the Ministry and the Moose Jaw Police Service advances our shared vision of safe and inclusive communities. The annual funding of these positions enables the Moose Jaw Police Service to continue providing Police and Crisis Team supports and Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan road safety services to people not only in Moose Jaw, but also across our south-central region."
A further $360,000 comes from Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) to fund the Combined Traffic Services Saskatchewan Initiative (CTSS). This funding will be used for two positions. CTSS aims to target speeding and impaired driving, among other driving actions.
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