The Greater Sudbury Police Service is a member of the Aboriginal Community Police Advisory Committee. This group works in partnership with the police service to assist and advise on the delivery of service that is sensitive to the needs, safety, security, and rights of the Aboriginal Community.
In January 2000, the Greater Sudbury Police Service created a full-time Aboriginal Liaison unit. Sudbury is one of only three municipal police services in the Province of Ontario to have such a unit.
Police MKWA Opportunity Education Circle is a partnership that was formed to create learning opportunities for Aboriginal, including First Nation, Métis, and Inuit, students living in the City of Greater Sudbury and surrounding area who may wish to pursue a career in the justice sector. It also serves to establish meaningful relationships between students and police officers.
The underlying premise that guided the development of the Police MKWA Oppornity Education Circle is the belief that the education of Aboriginal youth will lead to enhanced opportunities and employment that will in turn lead to the empowerment of the individual.
Methods included the participation of Elders and Cultural Advisors to bring awareness to the youth about their culture and language. It will also give youth practical exposure to a broad range of services and skills requirements in policing and related responsibilities within the justice system.