Grise Fiord R.C.M.P. Detachment

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The RCMP’s main role in the North is to deter activities that threaten border integrity or national security, and to ensure the legitimate use of inland waterways. But necessity often drives the force to act as a first responder for incidents that fall under other federal jurisdictions.

“The RCMP is the only (federal enforcement agency) that is in every community in the North,” says Supt Grant St. Germaine, criminal operations officer for the Northwest Territories RCMP.

Most other agencies provide a seasonal presence or send personnel and equipment north in response to an incident, but the RCMP has permanent detachments in every one of Nunavut’s 25 communities and in 23 of the Northwest Territories’ 34 communities, including all seven hamlets on the Arctic coast."

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  • Uploaded on November 4, 2011
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    by Timothy K
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot G12
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