WHITEHORSE—Last week the Yukon Police Council held a meeting in Whitehorse to gather input from Yukoners on emerging community safety issues in order to identify policing priorities.
“Stakeholders from more than 30 organizations attended the meeting to discuss important community safety issues,” Deputy Minister of Justice and Yukon Police Council chair Thomas Ullyett said. “Input from citizens is critical—the feedback we receive ensures that the council develops recommendations that reflect the needs and values of our communities.”
At the end of the month the council will provide recommendations for policing priorities to the minister of Justice. In turn, the minister will review the recommendations and communicate the 2015-16 Yukon policing priorities to the commanding officer of the Yukon RCMP.
“We appreciate the participation of the community so far and are encouraging the public to share their recommendations before November 26,” Yukon Police Council member Michael Riseborough said.
A citizen based group, the council provides opportunities for community members and service providers to participate and have a role in shaping the police service Yukon receives.
The Yukon Police Council was established in response to a recommendation from the Sharing Common Ground final report, an outcome of the review of Yukon’s police force in 2010.
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