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D.O.P.S. Police Commission
The Police Service is directed by the D.O.P.S. Police Commission, which consists of one member from each of the Local Police Committees.
Presently there are 6 communities receiving policing services from D.O.P.S. Under the Police Services Agreement, they are known as the "Participating Communities". Each participating community within D.O.P.S. provides a representative for the Police Commission. Presently there is to be 6 members on the Commission that are selected from each of the Participating Communities. Each member is not to hold another elected office such as Chief or Councillor or can not to be employed by D.O.T.C. or members of D.O.P.S.
The Local Police Committees identify local policing needs, develops community-based strategies, including crime prevention programs, They also liaise with the local Dakota Ojibway Police Service Sergeant and/or Corporal, and makes representation on the regional Police Commission on matters under its jurisdiction. The D.O.P.S. Police Commission was empowered on July 10, 1997 by the Council of Chiefs of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council.
D.O.P.S. Police Commission - Local Committees
Local Police Committees have been established in each First Nation community policed by D.O.P.S. and consist of one chairperson and three or more representatives chosen by that community.