Windsor and Anishinabek Police Services launch officer exchange program

Windsor Police Service News Update
June 20, 2023

Windsor and Anishinabek Police Services launch officer exchange program

The Windsor Police Service is excited to announce the launch of an officer exchange program with the Anishinabek Police Service. As part of this joint initiative, each service will regularly host officers from the other organization for four-week periods to share best practices and expertise.

Beginning today, two Windsor Police constables will train directly with their counterparts at the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, located on the southern shore of Lake Huron, where they will develop a better understanding of Indigenous culture and customs. At the same time, an Anishinabek Police constable will train alongside our patrol officers in Windsor, where they will gain knowledge and experience on policing in more densely populated urban environments.

“This exchange program is an important step forward on our ongoing journey to bolster our cultural understanding and strengthen our relationships with marginalized communities,” said Jason Bellaire, Chief of the Windsor Police Service. “We hope this initiative will help to broaden our officers’ knowledge base and encourage mutual discovery and learning.”

On December 28, 2022, Chief Bellaire led a four-member delegation on a visit to the Kettle and Stony Point First Nation to meet with Anishinabek Police Chief Jeff Skye and Inspector Marc LeSage and discuss cross-training opportunities. The following week, Inspector LeSage travelled to Windsor to give a presentation on Indigenous Policing to recent graduates of the Ontario Police College.

For more information, read the initial news release​ on our partnership with the Anishinabek Police Service.

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

Latest News