Hamilton Police have appointed their first-ever Indigenous liaison officer: a role which will play a key part in bridging the relationship between the police service and Indigenous communities.
Constable Stacey Hill, now in her 26th year of policing, grew up on the New Credit Reserve and has both Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe ancestry.
Hamilton Police Appoint Indigenous Liaison Officer— Hamilton Police (@HamiltonPolice) April 21, 2023
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On top of connecting Hamilton Police to local Indigenous communities, Constable Hill’s new position will also see her working closely with the newly-formed Indigenous Consultation Circle, aiding Indigenous people in navigating interactions with police.
“This position has been a long time coming. Throughout my career, I did much of this work off the side of my desk, so I am happy to see a formalized position finally come to fruition,” said Constable Hill in a statement.
“This role is needed and I am excited to be able to take it on.”
This marks the second liaison position created within the Hamilton Police Service. The first was in 2020, with Sergeant Rebecca Moran named the police service’s first 2SLGBTQIA+ liaison officer.
Read the full release here.
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