Wikwemikong Security Petition
Attention Chief and Council,
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I’m writing to you and proposing a Security program and service for the band, band office, band buildings, schools, local businesses and the community of Wikwemikong. The community has increasingly become victim to drugs, acts of violence and mischief. It’s unfortunate that these acts are casting a shadow on the community; however, the people of Wikwemikong are a proud people and are determined to have this dark shadow removed. Cancom Security has been providing Security Services to the annual Cultural Festival for the past three years. During this time Cancom Security has successfully trained 18 Security personnel from the community of Wikwemikong.
It is my understanding that past attempts to provide a Security program to the community has failed. I can assure you that this was due to lack of training, supervision and proper planning. We are preparing a Security contingency plan and have been in talks with the Tribal Police creating a partnership working together towards accomplishing this initiative. I’m requesting that we meet together and develop this Security contingency plan together ensuring we develop a plan that addresses as many issues and concerns as possible. I’m confident that with Chief and council’s support and the cooperation of the Tribal Police we can have a great impact on the Drug trade, violence and property crimes and with long term results.
We will provide uniformed Security Guards and a uniformed marked Security cruiser in order to provide visible presence in the community and to the areas assigned for patrols. We will provide uniformed presence and target specific areas, areas with historic problems, band property, band buildings, parks, trails and businesses. We will record and report all occurrences to Tribal police and share information with Tribal police. This increased flow of information will further empower Tribal police to perform their community policing initiatives. We will act within our authorities bounded by the Trespass to Property Act and the Criminal Code of Canada. Within these two statutes of law, Security Guards may arrest without warrant for various offences and then are obligated to hand their arrested parties over to Police. We will act within the compounds of the law and conduct lawful arrests and hand over our arrested parties to Police for cautionary purposes or for prosecution at the Police’s discretion.
We will provide detailed reports to the police to assist them in any of their investigations related to Security actions and activities. Added security through a highly trained Security team and contingency will free Tribal police members in order to deal with more demanding issues and calls and target Drugs and Violence within the community with additional eyes and ears of the community security team. I strongly suggest we meet as soon as possible to get this program into motion. Several matters would need to be addressed and proper planning is necessary in order for this to succeed. I’m willing to meet with you at your earliest convenience to develop a plan for success. Please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience to set a date for a meeting with Chief and council.
Ronald Wells – Odjig
Wikwemikong Band Member
Cancom Security Inc.