Members and staff of the Cochrane RCMP hosted the grand opening of its new community office on the Stoney Nakoda First Nations at Morley, Alta. on Aug 29.
The community office creates the opportunity to build on the relationship between the RCMP and the community, and continue the path of reconciliation.
There was a blessing ceremony followed by a barbeque where community members could meet with RCMP members and support staff who service their community.
Daphne Hollins, the new Indigenous Outreach / Program Coordinator for Cochrane and Area Victim Services, will operate out of the office. She will meet with community members and provide support for them when they are in need.
Constables Jennifer Brewer and Dave Cardodo are the designated RCMP members for the Community Tripartite Agreement (CTA) within the community and the office will be a space where they can conduct their day to day business.
Although the office will initially not have set office hours, when the CTA members or Victim Services are onsite, the gate will be open and community members are welcome.