BFN Police Services
Batchewana First Nation
Police Service:v Snow banks:
PARENTS, ensure your children are playing safely.
Another hazard is “snow forts.” While this is fun to build, it can also pose a danger of collapsing on a child and if a snow plow goes by, the weight of that snow can either fill up the hole or cause the fort to collapse.
v Safety winter walking tips
ü Wear boots or overshoes that have a deep tread and fit properly;
ü Dress warmly and appropriately for the weather so you aren’t rushing to get indoors
ü Wear sunglasses to cut down on glare;
ü Wear bright, reflective items for increased visibility on your clothing or shoes;
ü Use sidewalks when possible
ü Cross at intersections with traffic signals, marked
ü Be aware when crossing streets/ or walking (avoid using cell phone)
Did you know ice thickness should be (rough guidelines)?
2” or less stay off 4” ice fishing 5”snowmobile/atv
v Lock it or lose it: While you are parked at the Bingo or Rankin Arena or in your driveway, please remember, an unlocked door or an open window is an invitation to thieves.
ü Roll up vehicle windows;
ü Keep valuables out of sight, or place in trunk
ü Lock doors; and
ü Park in lighted area, when possible
BFN Police Service operates under a Tripartite agreement signed by the the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council.
BFN Police Service is funded through the First Nations Policing Program out of OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, Ontario.
BATCHEWANA FIRST NATION POLICE SERVICE
52 NEBENAIGOCHING STREET, RANKIN RESERVE
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON P6A 5K9
Phone: (705) 759-9706 (direct line)
Fax: (705) 759-6660
Batchewana First Nation Constables patrol the reserve lands, attend community functions, provide safety information to community members.
Our First Nation Constables are trained in the same manner as the OPP Officers. Training takes place on a yearly basis including firearms, physical activities and in-class training.
All members of this service are members of Batchewana First Nation. We look forward to a more enhanced community based policing as we move forward into the future.
Administrative Office Location:
236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K9
Batchewana First Nation consists of four (4) separate tracts of land which include:
1) Goulais Bay 15A;
2) Rankin 15D;
3) Obadjiwon 15E and;
4) Whitefish Island
Batchewana's total land mass is equal to 2241.4 hectares or 5538.4 acres. The most populated reserve land is Rankin Reserve. Our Police Service began servicing the reserve lands in 1978. Three Special Constables were appointed. Today, we are proud to host a contingent of four (4) Constables, one (1) Sergeant and an Administrative Staff to support and provide community based policing.
In partnership with Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS), Anishinabek Police Service (APS) and the Ontario Provincial Police.
It is the aspiration of everyone that we all work together for the good of the community and good community life. In order to have a healthy community, physically, mentally, and spiritually, it is recognized that we must respect one another Moreover, it is agreed that religious tolerance is a principle of our community life for mutual respect and understanding.
No one is greater or less than anyone else.