The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service proudly serves and protects the people and property of the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island.
We deliver community-based policing by developing cooperative relationships and by understanding the needs, customs, culture, and rights of the First Nations community.

SAFETY SHARE

Ten Halloween Safety Tips

  1. Children should be accompanied by an adult.
  2. Children should wear clothing that can easily be seen at night. Retro- reflective materials are best.
  3. Children should trick or treat in one well-known area and not wander into unknown neighborhoods.
  4. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tampered with it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.
  5. Children should avoid stray animals.
  6. Children should wear masks that do not interfere with vision. Better yet, they can avoid masks by wearing makeup.
  7. Children should watch for moving vehicles when crossing streets.
  8. Costumes should be short enough that the child will not trip.
  9. Trick or treaters should dress appropriately for the weather and carry a flashlight.
  10. For extra safety, organize a Halloween party for children in your neighbourhood.

Our History

Formal policing by Wikwemikong Constables started in the 1940’s. At that time, they received their authority and warrant from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.). Some of the early police officers were Dominic Odjig, Harry Wabanosse, Ignatius Gabow, Joseph Oshkabewisens and Arthur Jacko.

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