Doug Palson – appointed Chief of Police of MFNPS

We are pleased to announce that Doug Palson has been appointed as Chief of Police for the Manitoba First Nations Police Service (MFNPS).  Doug previously spent 8 years with the Manitoba First Nations Police Service, known then as the Dakota Ojibway Police Service. Most recently, Doug comes from the Dryden Police Service in Ontario where he was Chief of Police since 2015.

“I am very excited and grateful for the opportunity to assume this leadership role with the Manitoba First Nations Police Service. I look forward to working closely with MFNPS members, the Commission and the communities, with a focus on building relationships and developing partnerships in efforts to enhance community safety and wellbeing.” stated Palson in a press release.

For more information on this appointment please see the official announcement here.

MFNPS has a goal to position itself as the police service of choice to First Nations seeking alternatives in policing.  As one of the longest operating First Nation Police Services in Canada, MFNPS is a recognized self-administered police agency located in Southern Manitoba, providing policing services to 8 First Nation Communities.

For more information about the MFNPS please visit


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