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Among the duties assigned by the Police Commission and the Chief of Police to the Crime Prevention Co-ordinator's attributes required of an individual filling the position are the following:
- Ensure the intimate knowledge of, and strict adherence to, the provisions of the Dakota    Ojibway Police Service Administration & Operations Policy Manual;
- Establish and maintain a comprehensive community relations program which will include
   participating in community and school events;
- Preparing and submitting proposals for youth programs to the various funding agencies;
- Be responsible for the Crime Prevention Program, including: " assisting in establishing   committees and coordinating community crime prevention programs in the D.O.T.C. First Nation  communities.

- Educate the committees to accept responsibility for this program;
- Assist in accessing resources and materials;
- Assist in the development of community cadet programs.
- Summer student employment program.

Crime Prevention

e Crime Prevention Program's objectives are to establish and maintain a comprehensive community program and participate in community and school events. Some crime prevention and community initiatives include the Sioux Valley Cadets, Sandy Bay Youth Corps, Summer Student Program, safety events and career/health fairs.

The Dakota Ojibway Police Service has been able to develop these programs with assistance from the Province and respective First Nation communities. We have now secured funding through Manitoba Children & Youth Opportunities Crime Prevention Branch each  year to ensure that we can continue to provide opportunities for more youth to participate.

The D.O.P.S. Crime Prevention programs and services have focused on youth initiatives over the course of the last year. We have had many opportunities to engage our youth through meaningful and beneficial learning events. We strive to meet the needs and address concerns of our young people through crime prevention programming providing the youth with positive lifestyle choices.

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