- RCMP detachments proudly serve more than 600 Aboriginal communities from coast to coast to coast
In your community...
Each spring, the RCMP erects a tipi at National Headquarters in Ottawa in celebration of our Aboriginal communities.
Since the earliest days of the Northwest Mounted Police in the 1870s, the RCMP has been a long-standing law enforcement partner of Aboriginal communities. We continue to develop a unique and important relationship with Aboriginal people living in Canada.
The RCMP's National Aboriginal Policing Services (NAPS) is responsible for planning, developing and managing the organization's strategies and initiatives. NAPS works closely with Aboriginal groups to develop innovative policing approaches that meet their distinctive needs.
NAPS oversees a number of Aboriginal programs and initiatives, including the following:
- Commissioner's National Aboriginal Advisory Committee;
- Aboriginal Perceptions Training;
- Inuit Perceptions Training; and
- Annual Performance Plans, which address an offence or negative social issue that concerns the community.