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Established in 1993

The First Nations Chiefs of Police Association (FNCPA) was established as a not-for-profit organization on January 7, 1993. The purpose of the FNCPA is to serve First Nations police services and First Nations territories across Canada by facilitating the highest level of professionalism and accountability, in a manner that reflects the unique cultures, constitutional status, social circumstances, traditions and aspirations of First Nations.

Formal recognition from the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) was received in 1993. The FNCPA is also formally recognized by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). The FNCPA now has representation on the CACP Board of Directors.

The FNCPA operates with funding from the federal government. Some revenues are raised through membership fees and the FNCPA’s annual conference. The FNCPA has also received project funding to develop and provide training and various information and communications materials to member services.

The Executive Committee continues to participate on a First Nations Chiefs of Police Association/Aboriginal Policing Directorate Coordination Committee. This liaison committee has formulated a solid working relationship with members of the office of the Solicitor General Canada to explore ways and means for improving First Nations Policing across Canada. The coordination committee meets on a quarterly basis.

FNCPA is a non-for-profit status organization.

The First Nations Chiefs of Police Association was established in 1993. The Founders of FNCPA were:

Visual Identity

Left: original logo

Right: redesigned logo Fall 2017

 

Houghton, The Late Ernie
Former Chief of Police
Akwesasne Mohawk Police

McKay, Frank
Former Chief of Police
Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council Police

Kirby, The Late Dan
Former Chief of Police
Siksika Law Enforcement

Reid, Robert
Former Chief of Police
Louis Bull Police Department

Lickers, Glenn
Chief of Police
Six Nations Police

Scout, Elizabeth
Former Chief of Police
Blood Tribe Police

Luloff, Wes
Retired Chief of Police
Nishnawbe-Aski Police Service

Toney, The Late John
Former Chief of Police
Eskasoni Police Department