Welcome to Dakota Ojibway Police Service!
Originally established as the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC) Police Department in 1977, the department now operates as the Dakota Ojibway Police Service.
As one of the longest operating First Nation Police Services in Canada, Dakota Ojibway Police Service is a recognized self-administered police agency located in southern Manitoba, providing policing services to the following Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council First Nation communities:Map of Southern Manitoba
- Birdtail Sioux - South of Birtle, Manitoba
- Canupawakpa Dakota - South of Virden, Manitoba
- Roseau River - North of Emerson, Manitoba
- Sandy Bay - North of Portage la Prairie
- Sioux Valley - Northwest of Brandon, Manitoba
The Dakota Ojibway Police Service enforces all applicable Federal & Provincial Statutes as well as Band By-Laws, where applicable.
Message from the Chief of Police
Welcome to the Dakota Ojibway Police Service Website. Originally established in 1977, the Dakota Ojibway Police Service is one of the longest operating First Nation Police Services in Canada. Our Members strive to ensure the safety and security of the Communities we serve. We work towards safer Communities through various crime prevention initiatives and programs.
The Dakota Ojibway Police Service provides a professional and culturally appropriate police service with a unique awareness and respect for the traditions and culture of the First Nation people we serve. Our goal is to continually enhance communication within the Community. Community Members, Leaders and Elders have a voice with regard to public safety and how policing services are delivered within the Community. The Dakota Ojibway Police Service is able to provide the service the Communities require and deserve.
D.A. (Doug) Palson
Chief of Police
Dakota Ojibway Police Service