Williams Lake First Nation renewed their Letter of Expectation with the RCMP in a signing ceremony on Wednesday, March 24th, 2021. The priorities for 2021-2022 were identified as traffic enforcement, crime prevention, elder engagement, youth engagement and community engagement.
Indigenous Policing Services (IPS) members have committed to performing routine patrols within the community and conducting as many traffic enforcement activities as possible, with a focus on prohibited driving, impaired driving and seatbelt use. They will also be working closely with WLFN Leadership in order to address drug and alcohol prevention and enforcement within the community, alongside implementing crime prevention initiatives.
With regards to Elder Engagement, IPS Members will meet with the WLFN Elders Committee and Elders Coordinator on a quarterly basis and interact with Elders through community events. IPS members will also participate in youth events to promote youth safety.
The IPS Members will attend community function on a regular basis and will ensure the members of the Williams Lake RCMP Detachment are aware of and encouraged to participate in at least one cultural activity or event within a First Nation Community each year.
The renewal of the Letter of Expectation outlines and encourages positive and collaborative relationships and provides policing objectives, priorities and procedures that are specific to the needs of Williams Lake First Nation. The full document can be viewed below.