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In keeping with its commitment to excellence in service delivery, officers of the Timmins Police Service benefitted from presentations made by NAN Legal.

Today’s information session was the last of 7 undertaken by NAN Legal to expand on the importance and significance of GLADU reporting for court purposes and how this impacts the police and their functions.

Nishnawbe-Aski Nation Legal Services is providing officers with education about the Indigenous Bail Verification & Supervision Program process.

In depth presentations focused on how TPS officers could potentially assist Indigenous persons with obtaining bail following an arrest.

This educational component came about as a result of a recommendation through the Timmins Police Indigenous Advisory Committee (IAC) which meets monthly.

The IAC is composed of representatives from many Indigenous organizations in the Timmins area.

The Timmins Police Service continues their journey towards reconciliation through education as members from NAN Legal attend and provide training to officers around the Bail Supervision Program.

NAN Lawyer Oana Christea and Bail Supervision worker Catherine Gull (pictured) provided education pertaining to the over representation of Indigenous people incarcerated in Canada.

They also discuss how their program strives to reduce these numbers and how local police services can offer assistance towards this goal.

These presentations were coordinated by Brenda Beaven – TPS Community Liaison Coordinator