The Siksika First Nation wants its own tribal police force.

The large reserve which is east of Calgary has grown from 46-hundred residents to 63-hundred in the last 10 years.

The reserve employs eight security guards, and shares four RCMP officers from the Gleichen detachment.

But like any community, Chief Leroy Good Eagle says he's concerned about increasing crime.

He is now in talks with the federal government and the RCMP about creating a Siksika police force.

"It's an issue with vandalism; it's an issue with the growing concern that there might be recruitment of gangs that are on the horizon within our communities, the alcohol and drug factors with our youth population."

RCMP Sgt. Bob Campbell says, "Hopefully the result will be a safer community for the Siksika people."

The chief is concerned about outside gangs as well.

This week, four white supremacists from the Aryan Guard in Calgary were charged with mischief and disturbance, after vandalizing a shopping mall and spewing racial slurs.