As the need for the skills and services they supplied in relation to dog teams and dog sled transportation lessened, the role of the Special Constable changed.
From the 1970s through the 1990s Special Constables were encouraged to transition to become Regular Members of the RCMP.
The important skills provided by the Special Constables from the 1800s to the late 1900s are the basis for Aboriginal Policing Services in today’s RCMP. Building upon the strong historical relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous employees, the RCMP is committed to the highest quality of service in Canada and the Northwest Territories.
Gerry Kisoun itqaqtuaq itiriaqtuqtuaya S/Cst. Otto Binder. Itqaqtuaq Otto “Ilaluitiyuklutin RCMP savakluutin?” Gerry asiin ilaluitiyaa RCMP, Special Constable 1971mi. Taimaagaa ilisarvikmi RCMP Constable 1975mi, savaktuat Alberta asulu Yukonmi.
Gerry marlagusuktuaq Inuvialuk savakuum saangani. Savaktuaq Tuktoyaktukmi asulu Inuvikmi 1986 – 1996 RCMP Officer.
Tadjvangaanin, Gerry savaktuaq – inuuniarvikmi Northwest Territories, asiin Deputy Commissioner Northwest Territoriesmi 2016/2017.
Inuvik Sub/Div. Insp. John Sebastien congratulates S/Cst. Gerry Kisoun on receiving his Regimental number, allowing him to attend the RCMP Training Academy, 1974.
NWT RCMP special constables in Vancouver at Expo ’86
RCMP Officer Julia Crapeau of Detah at the “G” Division Headquarters in Yellowknife, 1989.
Taamna Corporal April Bell, savaktuaq nutaaq RCMP. Uumayuaq Northwest Territoriesmi, savaktuaq northern inuit RCMP. Taniqpat Aboriginal Policing “G” Division, savaktuat NWT inuuniarvik nakuruallaktuaq policing savaktiit.
Right: Cpl. April Bell in full Red Serge, 2017.
Background: 1973 RCMP Commemorative Plaque outside “G” Division Headquarters in Yellowknife.
Tutqaanaittuq sivituyumik avayaittuq asiin ikayuqtuaq ilurriyaa. Tamaan taputiyaaila kinguvatigun sivulliqmun residential ilisarvik nutaraq, asulu allauyuaq annigaa kinguvatigun Indian Residential Schools, religious surautat, government, asulu inuit Canadami.
Ilitarilangayaa taamna Nunaruaqqaaqtuat qaitaa police savaktiit tutqaanaittuq.
Background: Exhibit Opening, August 3, 2017. (Angela Gzowski Photography)