Police Services

Please be advised that there is no public access permitted at the Police Services office located on Nebenaigoching St. as per Pandemic protocol.

If you are in need of immediate assistance please call:

TIPS for PREVENTION in our Communities

(Residential & Commercial)

We are experiencing an increase in Break & Enters (B & E) and Thefts throughout our communities during the day or night; not unlike other communities in our district. 

Call 1-888-310-1122 for suspicious activity and if you are a victim of a B & E, please DO NOT touch or remove any item – call police.

Take a look at some of the tips we put together and use what works for you:

We suggest business owners;

  • Remove valuables from storefronts to help reduce smash-and-grab thefts;
  • Remove all obstructions from windows so police can easily see inside during patrols;
  • Consider installing an AUDIBLE alarm system.   Persons passing by could possibly hear the alarm and alert police.
  • Consider installing Cameras of good quality, inaccessible to the perpetrator and ensure it is up-to-date.
  • Clearly post signage on the door/window to indicate the premises are monitored by an alarm company and that no money is kept on the premises. Include contact information for police and the business owner in case a member of the public sees damage to the property or suspicious activity;
  • If the premises are closed for an extended period of time, clean all glass surfaces and create a tracking log of when cleaning was completed. This may help investigators with suspect fingerprints in the event of a break-in;
  • Consider installing a surveillance camera system that can be monitored online by the owner and/or management;
  • Consider using a laminate on all windows and glass doors to prevent the glass from being broken from blunt force. Although damage to glass will occur in a break-in attempt, it will greatly discourage or prevent entry;
  • Install latch guards on doors to protect against prying, including on secondary doors such as employee and loading entrances;
  • Keep some lighting on inside for surveillance opportunities during the evening;
  • Ensure all doors are properly secured and regularly check all exterior lighting is functioning; and
  • Remove any material around the exterior of the property that may be used to gain entry into the premises such as bricks, metal poles and construction materials.
  • Consider backing your work vehicles up to the building (perpetrators are unable to access back of truck or trailer to retrieve any belongings stored in them).  And they won’t be able to get at the locking mechanism to open it.





Batchewana First Nation Police
52 Nebenaigoching Street
Batchewana First Nation, ON
P6A 0B9
Phone:   (705) 759-5066
Fax:        (705) 759-6660

BFN Police Service operates under a Tripartite agreement signed by the the Government of Ontario, and the Government of Batchewana First Nation Chief and Council.
BFN Police Service is funded through the First Nations Policing Program out of OPP General Headquarters in Orillia, Ontario.
Batchewana First Nation Constables patrol the reserve lands, attend community functions, provide safety information to community members. 
Our First Nation Constables are trained in the same manner as the OPP Officers.  Training takes place on a yearly basis including firearms, physical activities and in-class training. 
All members of this service are members of Batchewana First Nation.  We look forward to a more enhanced community based policing as we move forward into the future.
Administrative Office Location: 
236 Frontenac Street, Rankin Reserve, Sault Ste. Marie, ON P6A 5K9
(705) 759-0914
 Batchewana First Nation consists of four (4) separate tracts of land which include:
1)                Goulais Bay 15A;
2)                Rankin 15D;
3)                Obadjiwon 15E and;
4)                Whitefish Island
Batchewana's total land mass is equal to 2241.4 hectares or 5538.4 acres.  The most populated reserve land is Rankin Reserve.  Our Police Service began servicing the reserve lands in 1978. Three Special Constables were appointed. Today, we are proud to host a contingent of four (4) Constables, one (1) Sergeant and an Administrative Staff to support and provide community based policing.
In partnership with Sault Ste. Marie Police Service (SSMPS), Anishinabek Police Service (APS) and the Ontario Provincial Police.
BFN Philosophy:
It is the aspiration of everyone that we all work together for the good of the community and good community life.  In order to have a healthy community, physically, mentally, and spiritually, it is recognized that we must respect one another Moreover, it is agreed that religious tolerance is a principle of our community life for mutual respect and understanding.
No one is greater or less than anyone else.