WHITEHORSE—Minister of Justice Brad Cathers communicated Yukon’s policing priorities for 2015/16 in a letter to Chief Superintendent Peter Clark, Yukon RCMP Commanding Officer.
“The Yukon RCMP has made improvements in training and orientation for its members serving in Yukon communities,” Cathers said. “We are confident the RCMP will continue to build on this success and further improve public safety through these priorities.”
The 2015/16 policing priorities are to:
- Enhance prevention, investigation and enforcement activities related to violence against women.
- Connect with and support children and youth, including those at risk.
- Reduce drug trafficking through prevention, enforcement and education.
- Foster strong relationships with communities and First Nations.
- Contribute to and improve responses to vulnerable populations.
- Improve traffic safety and compliance with safe driving measures.
“I am pleased to see that Yukon’s priorities maintain a focus on these important aspects of community safety for 2015,” Commanding Officer of the RCMP in Yukon, Chief Superintendent Peter Clark said. “We will continue to engage with our territorial and First Nations government and community partners to build and enhance our working relationships and advance the work we have been doing together to keep our communities safe.”
Yukon’s policing priorities are set each year by the minister of Justice, who draws on recommendations from the Yukon Police Council, as well as information and analysis provided by the Department of Justice.
Learn more: 2015/16 Policing Priorities