Indigenous policing

Learn about the types of policing in Indigenous communities.


The type of policing in Indigenous communities varies across the province. Some communities have independent police services and others are policed by the RCMP.

Each community makes its own policing arrangements through agreements with the provincial and federal governments. Both the federal and provincial governments share these policing costs.

Types of policing

Independent police services

Some Indigenous communities create independent First Nations police services that operate only in their community.

To do this, the community signs a tripartite agreement with the federal and provincial governments.

The following are First Nations police services:

  • Blood Tribe Police Service
  • Lakeshore Regional Police Service
  • Tsuut’ina Nation Police Service


If an Indigenous community doesn’t have an independent police service, it’s policed by the RCMP.

To have a dedicated RCMP police service, the community signs a community tripartite policing agreement with the federal and provincial governments.

The following communities are policed by the RCMP:

  • Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
  • Bigstone Cree Nation
  • Duncan's First Nation
  • Enoch Cree Nation
  • Ermineskin Cree Nation
  • Little Red River Cree Nation
  • Louis Bull Tribe
  • Montana First Nation
  • O'Chiese First Nation
  • Onion Lake Cree Nation
  • Piikani Nation
  • Saddle Lake Cree Nation
  • Samson Cree Nation
  • Siksika Nation
  • Stoney Nakoda (Eden Valley) First Nation
  • Stoney Nakoda (Morley) First Nation
  • Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation
  • Sunchild First Nation
  • Tallcree Tribal Government
  • Whitefish Lake #128. First Nation
  • Woodland Cree First Nation