Police unity across the province is important.
© Times-Herald photo by Nathan Frank
Greg Bains, left, a lawyer for the Saskatoon Police Service chats with Kevin Fenwick, the Deputy Minister of Justice for the Government of Saskatchewan. The two were at the Saskatchewan Association Chiefs of Police Annual Spring Mess Dinner.
That was the message at the Saskatchewan Association Chief of Police (SACP) annual spring mess dinner last night at the Temple Garden Mineral Spa.
Beyond attendance by police from across the province, the evening was headlined by Christine Tell, minister responsible for corrections and policing and Mayor Deb Higgins.
Awards were also presented to acknowledge the commitment of Chiefs of Police across the province.
Troy Hagen, president of the SACP told the Times-Herald that attendance by government agencies and community partners at the meetings creates unity.
“It’s really a demonstration of a team effort across the province in terms of trying to ensure the best and safest environment we can for our citizens," Hagen said.
Hagen said the importance of policing services goes beyond community borders.
“Public safety is paramount,” he said. “It’s vitally important that police services work in conjunction with communities and I know within Saskatchewan, the RCMP (and) municipal police services are committed to working in a very collaborative way with our community partners.”
SACP hold the annual spring mess dinner in a different city across the province each year and also hold an annual fall dinner in a smaller community as well.