The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission (AMPC), in partnership with the people of Akwesasne, provide a policing a service that:
- Promotes public peace, well-being and security;
- Promotes the prevention and detection of crime;
- Provides appropriate enforcement of all laws; and
- Promotes and supports community policing.
As the AMPC continues to oversee the quality and provision of service of the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services (AMPS), it has been very active in its duties and functions to ensure that Akwesasne codes, laws, by-laws and / or regulations, including operational procedures, are adhered to in order to meet the needs directly associated to the health and safety of its staff and the community.
In late 2016, the AMPC’s three-year (3-yr) terms had expired. Your NEW Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission members for the next three-year (3-yr) term (2016 – 2019) are as follows:
|MEMBER||DISTRICT||TERM OF OFFICE|
|2016 – 2019|
|Jacobs, Regina||Tsi Snaihne||2016 – 2019|
|Peters, Caroline||Tsi Snaihne||2016 – 2019|
|Benedict Kateri||Kawehnoke||2016 – 2019|
|Jackson, Joanne||Kanatakon||2016 – 2019|
|Terrance-Francis, Valerie||Kanatakon||2016 – 2019|
|Thomas, Steve (Chief)||Public Safety Portfolio||2015 – 2018|
|O’Brien, Lee Ann||A/Chief of Police||Not Applicable|
|Swamp, JoAnn||Tsi Snaihne||Recording Secretary|
In doing so, AMPS and AMPC have been working in a collaborative effort with ongoing investigations (i.e. homicides, drownings, victim / officer trauma, etc.), operations (i.e. budgeting, agreements, vacancies, etc.), and policies (i.e. creation, revisions, etc.). The Commission also meets with the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne’s (MCA’s) Public Safety Portfolio Chair who reports on various public safety issues brought forth by the Public Safety membership (i.e. Compliance, Conservation, Emergency Measures, Environmental Health, Environment, AMPS, Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Police, etc.) as well as the community (i.e. fuel spills, loose dogs, flooding, etc.).
The Commission has been actively working in collaboration with MCA’s new Executive Director, Jordan Wapass on administrative and Human Resource initiatives. Mr. Wapass’ education and work experience have been advantageous and beneficial to the Commission.
The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Commission looks forward to the next three-years and the challenges which it will bring, working with our new partners and sharing ideas and initiatives that will improve service delivery to the Akwesasne Mohawk Police Services.