Akwesasne police cruisers get facelift

In this Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 photo, Akwesasne Police Chief Jerry Swamp stands beside one of their police cruisers which recently underwent a logo change. The force has given its seven cruisers a facelift as part of a plan to modernize the force. (AMPS via Newswatch Group)

AKWESASNE – Police cruisers on the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory are sporting a new look.

The Akwesasne Mohawk Police Service has changed the colouring of its logo, going with a white, black and gold theme. It replaces the white with blue and red markings on the seven patrol cars.

AMPS Police Chief Jerry Swamp said it’s part of a plan to improve and modernize the force.

Also added to the refresh is a new Facebook page for the service. “It has already been a positive addition that we can see is a great tool for connecting with Akwesasne residents and sharing timely or important messages,” Swamp said.

The force also has one new officer in its ranks. Former MCA Conservation Officer Lawrence Jock has completed his training and will be on the road soon.

There are plans for more patrol officers and senior managers in the next year-and-a-half, described as a “growth spurt” for the police force.

AMPS patrols the districts of Snye and St. Regis as well as Cornwall Island.