Statement on Sitansisk State of Local Emergency

Police News

The Fredericton Police Force works closely with the Sitansisk (St. Mary’s First Nation) community, Chief and Council, and we will continue to do so during the State of Local Emergency,  announced by the community on Monday,  August 21, 2023. 

The safety of Sitansisk is always a priority for the Fredericton Police Force.  Police arrested one individual on Sunday,  Aug. 20, 2023, on the charge of assault with a weapon.  Police arrested another individual Monday,  Aug. 21, 2023, on a of breach of the peace. Both incidents remain under investigation. 

Our patrol division members, supported by members working in other units, have an increased presence in the community and units available for quick response, as necessary.  We meet regularly with Sitansisk Chief and Council and have met specifically about the recent incidents in the area and are committed to supporting them.  We achieve this through compassionate and effective policing, and by working cooperatively with Chief and Council.

Questions related to the State of Local Emergency would best be answered by Sitansisk representatives. 

Deputy Chief Kim Quartermain
Fredericton Police Force