Consistent with this mandate, the work of the FNCPA covers a wide range of responsibilities:
1. EFFECTIVE POLICING ON FIRST NATIONS TERRITORIES
- To provide assistance and expertise in the development and sustainability of highly efficient Self Administered First Nations Police Services throughout Canada.
- To facilitate information-sharing across First Nation communities about best practices in First Nations policing.
- To encourage the hiring and retention on First Nation territories of the best-qualified aboriginal police officers by advocating and promoting fairness in the compensation, living and working conditions of First Nations officers.
- To encourage, advance and study modern and progressive techniques in public security and the prevention and detection of crime in aboriginal communities and territories.
2. REFLECTING CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND CONSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY
To advance Aboriginal values in the delivery of policing.
- in order to support the development of distinct approaches to First Nations policing that reflect Aboriginal culture and contributes to the cultural integrity of First Nations; and
- in order to promote models of Self Administered First Nations policing that will have maximum effectiveness in light of the unique social and cultural circumstances of each community.
- through the sharing of cultural practices among our partners that enhance police service delivery and promote community wellness.
- To promote and maintain a high standard of ethics, integrity, honour and conduct in the profession of First Nations policing, taking into account traditional values and First Nations traditional law.
- To be accountable in all aspects of its work to its member First Nations Police Services.
To promote and foster cultural meaningful and appropriate training programs to meet the needs of First Nations Police Services and communities.
To provide and participate in forums for its members and partners designed to share information about the roles and functions of First Nations Police Services and the policing needs of First Nation communities.
6. PROVISION OF ADVICE AND EXPERTISE
As an unparalleled authority on the cultural and operational needs of First Nations police services, the FNCPA is uniquely positioned to share its expertise on issues of justice and public security with its members, non-members and with its government partners.
7. EFFECTIVE PARTNERSHIPS
To co-ordinate with the federal and provincial governments and other agencies involved in policing to ensure that their mutual policing policies and initiatives are developed with sensitivity to the unique needs of First Nation communities.
8. BEST PRACTICES IN ABORIGINAL POLICING
One of the key roles of the FNCPA, given its national scope and mandate, is to identify best practices in First Nations policing and to promote the understanding of those practices.