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.
Kahnawake is currently designated as a Red Zone. Retail stores are open. A single household may visit another household. Masks, hand washing and social distancing are recommended.
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.