International Peacekeeping Missions

 Constable Beth Kostur, Inspector Nolan Berg, Constable Jemmie Sharp (Iraq - 2019)
Cst. Beth Kostur, Insp. Nolan Berg, Cst. Jemmie Sharp (Iraq - 2019)

Members of the Saskatoon Police Service have the opportunity to take part in overseas peacekeeping missions. The International Police Peacekeeping and Peace Operations Program is coordinated by the Government of Canada in partnership with various international organizations, including the United Nations.

Through the program, municipal officers from across the country apply to be a part of global peace operations, typically for a one-year term. Missions involve providing reinforcement to police forces in countries that have been ravaged by upheaval, conflict and corruption. Canadian police officers are tasked with creating justice reform and security, educating and implementing human rights and countering terrorism. Many missions provide additional focus on empowering female civilians and officers with a goal of combatting sexual and gender-based violence and oppression. Canadian Police provide training to officers at district, headquarters and ministerial levels, as well as community policing education. They work to mentor, equip and professionalize their members. The overall goal of the Canadian Government for these missions is to stabilize and recover these countries and achieve long-term sustainable development and economic growth.

Former Inspector Lorne Constantinoff (Timor-Leste - 2009)
Former Inspector Lorne Constantinoff (Timor-Leste - 2009)

The RCMP manages and administers the Peacekeeping Program, which involves planning and evaluating operations, selecting and training participants and providing all necessary support to members throughout their deployment. Since 2000, 11 Saskatoon Police officers have served in overseas missions in Kosovo, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and Ukraine.

Constable Marc Belanger (Afghanistan - 2012)
Constable Marc Belanger (Afghanistan - 2012)
Sergeant Andrew Johnstone (Afghanistan - 2009)
Sergeant Andrew Johnstone (Afghanistan - 2009)
Former Inspector Lorne Constantinoff (Iraq - 2017)
Former Inspector Lorne Constantinoff (Iraq - 2017)