WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Police Council’s first annual report, tabled in the Yukon Legislative Assembly this week, shows that the council is building partnerships and listening to Yukoners.
“Collaboration and ongoing dialogue have been key aspects of the council’s work since it was established in 2012,” Attorney General and Minister of Justice Mike Nixon said. “The council has been listening to what Yukoners have to say about policing issues and priorities in the territory.”
Set up to provide a formal way for community members to have input into policing services, the Yukon Police Council has worked to create partnerships and meets regularly with community organizations. In 2012 and 2013 the council met with many organizations to gather their input, including Kaushee’s Place, the Yukon Anti-Poverty Coalition, the First Nation Justice Network, the Canadian Mental Health Association-Yukon and the Second Opinion Society.
The 2012/13 annual report provides an overview of the council’s activities and a synopsis of conversations the council has had with Yukon citizens. Yukon’s policing priorities are also outlined and were communicated by the minister to the Yukon RCMP in early 2013 following public input including the council’s work and recommendations.
“I am pleased to be a member of the Yukon Police Council, as I feel we are making a difference,” First Nation Yukon Police Council member from Dawson City Lisa Anderson said. “We’ve met with more than 100 different service providers and Yukon citizens since we started and I feel that we are putting forward recommendations to Minister Nixon that reflect what we have heard.”
Download the report yukonpolicecouncil.gov.yk.ca [ 932 KB]