Indigenous Liaison Officer
Winnipeg Police Service
P/Sgt. Edith Turner and Cst. Rose Ledoux
Indigenous Liaison Officers
The responsibility of the Indigenous Liaison Officer is to get involved with the Indigenous Community both in the Urban and Rural areas in order to:
- Gain awareness of issues that are occurring and to work directly with these Communities to resolve these issues.
- To help Educate the Indigenous Community with regards to drugs, gangs, personal Safety, and for the Rural Youth what to be aware of on coming to Winnipeg.
- To help build bridges that both the Community and the Police Service can travel on in harmony.
- To be part of the Indigenous community in the traditional and the Political sense, belonging to their organizations through active participation on Boards and various community committees.
Another role is encouraging the recruitment of Indigenous Youths to become Police Officers, and to mentor them to be successful in the process.
To continue to develop new initiatives such as the “ Indigenous Internship Program for Indigenous Youths”, in which Youth in Post-Secondary Education had a chance to work along side Police Officers and gain knowledge in the working of the Police Service. This was a three to four month program which is presently under review. To work in partnership with other City Departments and outside Agencies to establish Indigenous Training. To act as a resource for both the Police Service and the Indigenous Community.