The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are a First Nations police service, located in the Mohawk territory of Kahnawake, Quebec. Established in 1979, we provide professional, proactive law enforcement services to the community of Kahnawake, which has a population of approximately 10,000. Kahnawake’s close proximity to the Island of Montreal, brings approximately 100,000 motorists, daily, through the territory. The Kahnawake Peacekeepers are the only First Nations police service in North America, that is staffed entirely with First Nations people. The Peacekeepers enforce Band bylaws, The Criminal Code of Canada and the Quebec Highway Safety Code.
STATE OF NORMALCY DECLARED
Mohawk Council Executive Directive (MCED) formally concluded the State of Recovery at 11:59pm, on May 2nd. This State of Recovery had been in effect since February 22, 2022. Previous to that, Kahnawà:ke had been in a State of Emergency.
Please note that the declaration does NOT declare the pandemic over. Because of this, masking and distancing are recommended to continue for the time being, and businesses and organizations that choose to maintain preventive measures should be supported.
Please note that COVID-19 will continue to be closely monitored by Public Health and, as needed, in conjunction with Public Safety.
The Kahnawake Peacekeepers have continued to provide police services to the community, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each Peacekeeper has their own personal protective equipment and disinfectant, on their person, at all times. Strict protocol is currently in place, mandating officers and civilian staff to wear a face mask when they are in public, and when they are not sitting at their desks inside the Peacekeeper station. These measures have been instrumental in ensuring that the Peacekeepers continue to serve Kahnawake, in these trying times.