The Wikwemikong Tribal Police Service proudly serves and protects the people and property of the Wikwemikong Unceded Territory on Manitoulin Island.
We deliver community-based policing by developing cooperative relationships and by understanding the needs, customs, culture, and rights of the First Nations community.


WARNING: Take no action to apprehend a wanted person yourself.
Report any information to the WTPS or the Police Service in your area.
You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Bicycle Safety Tips

  1. Always Wear a Helmet:  It should fit securely and should always be buckled to prevent it from slipping.
  2. Use the Proper Hand Signals: Whether you are riding solo or in a group, you will need to use the proper hand signals to alert others on the road of your intentions; left turn, right turn, alternate right turn and stop.
  3. Be Visible at Night: Wear bright colors and reflective gear or vests, use headlights and taillights so others can see you.
  4. Avoid Loose Clothing: Loose pants or a shoestring could easily get caught in a wheel or bicycle chain and cause a crash.
  5. Check your Equipment: Before riding ensure your bike is adjusted properly, be sure to check your tires and brakes.
  6. Limit Bad Weather: Rain, strong winds, and low visibility can be very dangerous.
  7. Be Aware of Car Doors: Severe injuries can occur by motorists suddenly opening a car door into them.
  8. Obey All Traffic Laws: Ride with traffic- not against it, do not run stop signs, and stay off sidewalks where prohibited.
  9. Watch for Hazards: Lookout for broken glass, loose gravel, potholes, construction, dogs, and yield to pedestrians.
  10. Do Not Ride Distracted: Keep both hands on the handlebars, avoid wearing headphones or playing loud music, do not use your phone while riding, and make eye contact with drivers at intersections, stop signs and other dangerous areas.

Our History

Formal policing by Wikwemikong Constables started in the 1940’s. At that time, they received their authority and warrant from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (R.C.M.P.). Some of the early police officers were Dominic Odjig, Harry Wabanosse, Ignatius Gabow, Joseph Oshkabewisens and Arthur Jacko.

More on Our History