The Lakeshore Regional Police Service was established in 2008 and is responsible for all policing services on the five First Nations of Sawridge First Nation, Swan River First Nation, Driftpile Cree Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation and Kapawe’no First Nation. The police officers and civilian employees work closely with these First Nations’ members to prevent and solve crime, promote safety, and protect their Nations. The police officers focus on the priorities in their Nations and partner with First Nations’ community groups to create sustainable change.
The LRPS has full police officer authority as granted under the Alberta Police Act and consists of a Chief of Police, two Inspectors, two Sergeants, ten Constables, three Administrative Support staff, a Human Resource Coordinator, a Crime Prevention Coordinator, and two Victim Services Workers. The detachment is located off Highway #2 on the Driftpile Cree Nation. The Lakeshore Regional Police Service is equipped with a variety of motorized vehicles from police cruisers to all-terrain vehicles.
The Lakeshore Regional Police Service strives to ensure its image and community profile remain second to none through community engagement and partnerships, and by ensuring police officers and civilian employees are extensively trained, committed, loyal and enthusiastic, and represent the "best of the best."
The Lakeshore Regional Police Service will work in partnership with and protect the participating communities within Kapawe’no First Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation, Driftpile Cree Nation, Swan River First Nation, and Sawridge First Nation in a manner that meets cultural and traditional values while upholding the law and providing quality service.
Leadership and excellence in providing policing services that enhances the lives and safety of the participating communities within the Kapawe’no First Nation, Sucker Creek First Nation, Driftpile Cree Nation, Swan River First Nation, and Sawridge First Nation.
Lakeshore Regional Police Service Badge signifies the five First Nations nestled along the shores of Lesser Slave Lake.