Inspector Farica Prince – Hehaka Hediska Wakan Wi
In spite of the personal impact of residential schools and the 60’s scoop, I’m fortunate to have been raised with a strong connection to our customs, culture and traditions, in a family that continues to work hard to break cycles. I grew up in Sioux Valley Dakota Nation in south west Manitoba.
I began my policing career in 2001, graduating from the Cadet Training Program at RCMP Depot Division. I spent four years with Dakota Ojibway Police Service, policing my home community and in 2005, I joined Blood Tribe Police Service. In 2008 I was seconded to RCMP Depot Division where I instructed/facilitated in Applied Police Science and the Firearms Training Unit. In 2011 I returned to Alberta and received my promotion to Sergeant in 2012.
I received my commission in 2018 and currently am the Inspector in charge of the Administrative Support Division at Blood Tribe Police Service. I am a visionary, a change agent and as a member of the International Association of Women Police, Alberta Association of Chief’s of Police, Canadian Association of Chief’s of Police, First Nation’s Chief’s of Police Association and Alberta Women in Policing, I advocate for and bring awareness to the barriers that diverse people and communities face. I am proud to share my perspective as an Indigenous woman with 19+ years in policing and willI continue my work towards the change that policing desperately requires.