(This item has been amended from the original, in order to reflect legal counsel has been retained by Treaty Three Police Service. Incorrect information appeared in the original, and KenoraOnline regrets the error.)

The Treaty Three Police Services Board has announced that they will not renew the contract of currently-suspended Police Chief Louie Napish. Napish has been on suspension with pay since July 17, and his contract expires tomorrow. 

“While it is not appropriate to get into detail at this stage, performance related issues have arisen with respect to Chief of Police Napish that the Board determined made it best for all concerned that we move on to a search for a new Chief of Police,” said Treaty Three Police Services Board President Cindy Shabaquay, on behalf of the executive committee.

Napish was named the Chief of Police in 2014, after serving for more than 18 years in Treaty #3 communities.

“We are grateful to Chief Napish for his years of service and wish him the best. In the meantime, we have every confidence in Acting Chief of Police Jeff Skye and his team to ensure that the Treaty Three Police Service continues to keep our communities safe,” Shabaquay added, in a prepared release.

The police service has 85 members serving the Treaty #3 territory. They began operating 15 years ago in 2003.

For more information:
Falconer retained at Treaty Three
Suspension for Chief of Treaty Three Police

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