School Resource



Blood Tribe Police Service School Resource Officer Mission Statement:

The Blood Tribe Police Service has dedicated the School Resource Officer to ensure a safer learning environment, to provide valuable assistance to school counselors, teachers, and students, to help prevent and solve problems within the Kainai Board of Education, and to foster a positive relationship between youth and police officers, while respecting the ways of the Kainaiwa people.

The School Resource Officer’s Role:

The School Resource Officer (SRO) looks forward in the opportunity of interacting with the students in any way that focuses on maintaining a safe learning environment for both students and staff. As we move forward into the school year. The School Resource Officer is excited to assist the students with any challenges that may arise, and to help educate students and staff on issues related to law enforcement and school safety. While maintaining and being guided by the principles of Kainaiyssini.

As your SRO, and our police officer has committed to:

  • Being visible within the school community to help deter criminal activity and student misconduct.
  • Attending and participating in school functions.
  • Building working relationships with the school’s staff as well as with student and parent groups.
  • Initiating interactions with students in the classroom.
  • Promoting the profession of law enforcement and being a positive role model to students.
  • Working with staff members to establish a safe and secure learning environment.
  • Being an advocate on behalf of faculty members for emergency response training.

SUMMARY OF PROGRAMS

  • Blood Tribe Police Youth Cadets
    18 students from the Tatsikiisapo'p Middle School participated in the pilot cadet program, where they received Police Academy style training.

  • Halloween Safety Program
    The SRO and Cst DOUCET dressed up as a police monkey and banana. They also handed out reflective trick or treat bags and presented Halloween safety tips to both elementary schools.

  • Christmas Santa Photos
    The SRO with the help of four police officers, dressed up as Santa Claus and Police Elves. Members attended both the elementary schools for pictures with Santa Clause.

  • SADD Checkstop
    The SRO conducted a checkstop with the Kainai High School SADD Chapter, where the students handed out candy and safety pamphlets to all the drivers.

  • Collision Avoidance
    The SRO presented on how police avoid collisions to the high school driver’s education class, he provided them with a demonstration of collision avoidance.

  • Alternative Academy Attendance Program
    The SRO accompanied the bus driver for the Alternative Academy during his bus run to ensure attendance at the Alternative Academy. Attendance went from averaging one to four students to averaging 18 students after the visits.

  • Police and Fire Youth Games
    The SRO with the Crime Prevention Officer and Blood Tribe Fire and EMS ran the first Police and Fire Youth Games for the Blood Tribe Community.

  • Junior Constable Program
    The SRO proposed a program that placed at risk grade 3 students with him for a summer camp. The program was meant as a means to help to prevent future deviant behaviours in the at risk youth.

  • Captured into the Headdress Society
    The SRO was captured into the Headdress Society for his work with the police service and with his people. His transfer ceremony is scheduled for November 11th, 2016.



UPCOMING PROGRAMS

  • High School Police Youth Cadets
    The SRO is preparing to bring the cadet program to the high school.

  • High School Police Recruiting Program
    This program will require most of the SRO’s attention. The program is targeting grade 12 students preparing to graduate from high school and wish to enter the police profession. The program is being designed to boost the number of Blood Band applicants for our police service. The SRO believes Blood Band membership numbers will increase for our service significantly through aggressive ongoing recruiting, mentoring, and recruit development at the high school.

  • High School Military Recruiting Program
    Similar to the police recruiting program, but being designed for the grade 12 students wishing to join the military. The SRO will be connecting these students with military recruiters.

  • KidsintheKnow Program
    This program is provided by the Canadian Centre for Child Protection and teaches kindergarten to grade 9 students on various personal safety issues, such as; internet safety, understanding emotions, and safe adults. For more information click here.

  • Police Mentorship Program
    The SRO has partnered up with the Alberta Mentoring which is to be offered to high school students looking to be mentor by a police officer.

  • Physical Fitness Program
    The SRO will be starting a fitness program at the high school, which is designed to introduce students to weightlifting and police academy workouts.

School Resource Officer Unit:

The concept for the SRO vehicle was designed by Monty Wolf Child, which shows a Blackfoot Headdress on the side of the unit, with the Kainai Board of Education logo on the front. There is also a subtle depiction of a Story Robe along the unit.









Contact information:

Constable Mario BRUISED HEAD
School Resource Officer
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Phone: (403)593-0843 (Cell)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/BloodTribePoliceSRO


Crime Prevention

Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Prevention Program

Mission Statement:

“The Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Prevention Program was implemented to identify local criminal occurrences, create programs to deter local criminal activity and to disseminate information to leadership, agencies, and community members. The Blood Tribe Police Service Crime Prevention Program incorporates Blackfoot traditions and culture into programming to encourage language revitalization and cultural continuity. The Crime Prevention Coordinator is tasked with creating culturally appropriate programs and initiatives to empower youth, encourage community mobilization, address social issues that contribute to criminal behaviors and collaborate with agencies on and off reserve to create strategies to minimize recidivism and growing local crime trends.”

Duties:

Support local grassroots programs, support local youth programs and initiatives, create innovative programming, work with local Elders and community groups, work closely with the Kainai Board of Education, Collaborate with the Blood Tribe Police Service School Resource Officer. Facilitate training, coordinate volunteers, coordinate community events and information sessions. Network with local agencies and build positive relationships within the community.

Programs:

  • Turnip Hill Summer Archery program
  • 1st Annual Blood Tribe Police Service Youth Games
  • Kainai Youth Empowerment Committee initiatives
  • SADD (Students Against Drinking and Driving) chapter at Kainai High School
  • National Pink Shirt Day (Bullying prevention initiative)
  • Project S.U.C.C.E.S.S (Schools Using Coordinated Community Efforts to Strengthen Students) – Proceeds of Crime grant recipient
  • Project Child Recovery after-school program
  • Aboriginal Shield prevention education program
  • Medication Take-back Week
  • Crime Prevention Week

Contact information:

Phone: (403)737-8800

2016 Community Christmas Dinner Hosted by Crime Prevention and Sponsored by Blood Tribe Police Service


2016 Halloween Safety Presentation in conjunction with BTPS School Resource Officer

January Monthly Traffic Safety Message


Traffic Safety Month January

INTERSECTION SAFETY NOT ALL INTERSECTIONS ARE ALIKE. LEARN THE TYPES OF INTERSECTIONS AND HOW TO DRIVE ACCORDINGLY.

Railway Crossings

The most common improper driver action around railway crossings is disobeying traffic signs and signals.

What can you do to drive safer?

  • Be prepared to stop at a highway/railway crossing
  • Look both ways before crossing a railway
  • Always obey the signals
  • Never attempt to drive under a gate as it is closing, or around a closed gate. If the gate begins to close while you۪re underneath, keep moving ahead until you clear the crossing.
  • If your view is obstructed for 300 metres in either direction, don't attempt to cross the track until you're certain that no train is approaching.
  • Be especially careful driving during bad weather
  • At a multiple-track crossing wait for a train to pass, watch out for a second train on the other tracks, approaching in either direction.

Roundabout/Traffic Circles

Roundabouts have reduced fatalities by 90%, injuries by 80%, and the total number of crashes by 40%.

What can you do to drive safer?

  • Traffic circulates in a counter clockwise direction around a centre island As with any other intersection, choose the correct lane before entering the roundabout Slow down as you approach the roundabout, and be aware of crossing pedestrians Vehicles entering the roundabout must yield to traffic already in the roundabout Note the appropriate exit Maintain a safe speed, between 30 and 40 km/h, through the roundabout Never change lanes within the roundabout Signal for right turn as you approach the desired exit, while maintaining a safe speed

Stop Signs and Flashing Lights


Sidewalks and red flashing lights at intersections and from emergency vehicles act like stop signs.

What can you do to drive safer?

  • Before entering a street from a road, alley, driveway or parking lot, you must stop
  • If you see red flashing lights, yield to pedestrians and traffic at the intersection
  • Treat red flashing lights as a 4-way stop and yield to the right
  • If an emergency vehicle has red flashing lights at an intersection, stop and give them the right of way
  • Always yield to pedestrians unless a sign says otherwise

Urban vs. Rural Intersections

Some people think driving in the city is more risky, but 61.7% of intersection-related deaths happened on rural roads.

What can you do to drive safer?

  • Always obey traffic signals, even if no other cars or motorcycles are around
  • Some uncontrolled intersections cross highways. Make sure to stop, look left and right for traffic, and be patient for an opportunity to cross or turn onto the highway.

Controlled vs. Uncontrolled Intersections

Intersections may be controlled by signs, signal lights, or both. Uncontrolled intersections don't have signs or signals.

What can you do to drive safer?

  • When approaching an uncontrolled intersection, check left and right for traffic, slow down and be prepared to stop
  • Yield the right of way to the vehicle on the right
  • Be alert and stay visible. Other drivers may not be expecting any traffic at the intersection and that could cause a collision.
At uncontrolled and 3-way stop intersections, drivers must always yield to the vehicle on the right
  • Directions given by a police officer overrule traffic signs or signals

May is Young Drivers and Distracted Driving month

Our traffic safety focus for the month of May is Young Drivers with a sub focus on Distracted Driving.

Often young drivers don’t realize that it takes time and a lot of practice to develop safe driving skills. Young drivers tend to overestimate their abilities as a driver, and underestimate the risks they encounter on the road. These drivers are also more likely to commit an error than other drivers. The most common driver errors committed by young drivers include: following too closely, running off the road, making a left turn across the path of an oncoming vehicle and stop sign violations.

Below are some stats specific to young driver collisions in Alberta:

  • One in five new drivers is involved in a collision during their first two years of driving.
  • Over five years, 226 young drivers and motorcyclists (aged 14 – 24) were killed and 12,883 were injured in collisions (2010-2014).
  • Although young drivers represented 14 per cent of the province's licensed drivers in 2014, they comprised more than 20 per cent of the drivers involved in casualty collisions.
  • Fatal collisions involving a young driver occur most often in September (2010-2014).
  • One-third of young drivers killed in a collision were not wearing their seatbelt (2010-2014).
  • Males aged 18-21 are consistently more likely to have consumed alcohol prior to a casualty collision than any other age group (in terms of involvement per 1,000 licensed drivers).

Monthly Traffic Safety Message