Government of Yukon

FOR RELEASE     #10-113
June 17, 2010

CYFN justice representative to co-chair police review

Whitehorse – A manager of Justice Programs for the Council of Yukon First Nations (CYFN) has been appointed to the Review of Yukon’s Police Force as third co-chair.

Simone Arnold joins co-chairs Yukon Justice deputy minister Dennis Cooley and Commanding Officer RCMP M Division Peter Clark on the advisory committee.

“We are very pleased that CYFN has chosen Ms. Arnold as their representative on the advisory committee,” Cooley said. “We welcome Ms. Arnold’s experience, and her connection with Yukon First Nations will most certainly strengthen the committee.”

Arnold was born in Whitehorse and is a First Nations citizen. She worked for several years with the Correctional Service of Canada, Yukon Department of Justice, United Nations in Kosovo and most recently in Sierra Leone West Africa.

“This work is extremely important to First Nations in Yukon and I am honoured to be working with the committee,” Arnold said. “I am encouraging all First Nation people to step forward and help make a change within the Yukon police service. You will be able to speak with myself and other members of the committee who are engaging First Nation people at general assemblies and other special events. We want to hear from as many people as possible, as everyone has something to say. We will also be available to explain how the police review is moving forward.”

The review will continue throughout the summer.

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Chris Ross
Communications, Justice
867 393-7081 


Sgt Don Rogers
NCO i/c
M Division Communications