History of the APS
Updated on November, 30 1999

On March 30, 1992, a five year Ontario First Nations Policing Agreement was signed by Grand Council Treaty #3, Nishnawbe-Aski Nation, A.I.A.I., Anishinabek Nation, Six Nations and the Provincial and Federal Government.

In 1994, Garden River, Curve Lake, Sagamok and Saugeen First Nations stepped away from the Ontario Provincial Police to form the Anishinabek Police Service. At this time it was also decided that Garden River would be home to Headquarters because geographically it is situated in the center of the province. Keeping the future in mind, and projecting that the Police Service would expand to incorporate more First Nations, Garden River was a logical location for Headquarters.

In 1996, a new three year agreement was endorsed to include 13 more First Nations.  In I997, two more First Nations joined the Police Service, bringing the total to 19 First Nations, spread over the province of Ontario.