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Originally established as the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC) Police Department in 1977, the department now operates as the Manitoba First Nations Police Service, as of June 1, 2018.

As one of the longest operating First Nation Police Services in Canada, Manitoba First Nations Police is a recognized self-administered police agency located in southern Manitoba, providing policing services to the following First Nation communities:

Map of MFNP Communities (Manitoba)
- Birdtail Sioux - South of Birtle, Manitoba 
- Canupawakpa Dakota - South of Virden, Manitoba
- Long Plain First Nation - Southwest of Portage la Prairie 
- Roseau River - North of Emerson, Manitoba
- Sandy Bay - North of Portage la Prairie
- Waywayseecappo - East of Russell, Manitoba

Manitoba First Nations Police

Message from the Chief of Police

Thank you for visiting Manitoba First Nations Police Website. Originally established in 1977, Dakota Ojibway Police Service is one of the longest operating First Nation Police Services in Canada. As you may have heard, we have now transitioned from Dakota Ojibway Police Service to Manitoba First Nations Police.  During this transition, we will be integrating our new police service logo over a two year period. This will ensure us a slow transition, while everyone gets used to the new logo. 

All employees have not changed and all of our police service endeavour to ensure the public safety and security of our Communities through education, enforcement, and the delivery of various crime prevention initiatives and programs.

We are committed to provide a professional and culturally appropriate police service with respect for the traditions and culture of the First Nation people we are honoured to serve.

Manitoba First Nations Police continues to work on initiatives to enhance communication with our Communities. While at the same time engaging our Community Members, Leaders, Elders and Youth to ensure that their voices are heard in the identification of community policing priorities.

R.H. (Rick) Head
Chief of Police
Manitoba First Nations Police

Originally established in 1977