On October 26, Chief Rod Knecht was proud to accept the Wolf Award for the Edmonton Police Service’s work with Edmonton’s Indigenous community. EPS is the first law enforcement organization ever to be considered for this national award.
The Wolf Project is a grassroots Canadian initiative that was established to honour activities that serve to improve harmony between cultures. Winners are selected by a board of seven members located across Canada. EPS was recognized for the work of its Indigenous Relations Unit and the Oskayak Police Academy, a two-week program for youth between the ages of 14 and 18 who self-identify as Indigenous.
“We take great pride in the amount of support we have from our community,” said Chief Rod Knecht. “It’s only because of our strong partnerships with community and government organizations that we’re able to offer the kinds of programs that make our police service unique in Canada.”
The EPS is proud to work with Amiskwaciy Academy, Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society, Métis Child and Family Services, Edmonton Public Schools, Edmonton Catholic Schools, REACH Edmonton and Metro Continuing Education in running the Oskayak Police Academy.