Government of Yukon



FOR RELEASE
November 24, 2015

Yukon Police Council seeks feedback on community safety issues

WHITEHORSE—The Yukon Police Council is looking to Yukoners for input on community safety to inform the territory’s policing priorities for 2016/17.

“The Yukon Police Council continues to meet with a range of Yukon citizens, service providers and agencies to gain perspective on policing issues in Yukon,” Minister of Justice Brad Cathers said. “We need to ensure that meaningful dialogue continues regarding the policing of our territory and its communities.”

The feedback received by the Yukon Police Council is critical in ensuring the needs and values of Yukoners, as they relate to territorial policing, are captured and distilled into significant recommendations. The council’s recommendations will be sent to the minister of Justice, who will set Yukon’s policing priorities and communicate them to the Commanding Officer of Yukon’s RCMP “M” Division.

“As a council, we intend our recommendations to be well-informed, relevant and encompassing a wide range of views and needs,” Yukon Police Council member Patricia Daws said. “This includes receiving input from citizens, youth, community leaders, community safety partners and stakeholders.”

The Yukon Police Council recently held meetings in Teslin and met with the Teslin Tlingit Council, the mayor, village council, as well as Yukon's commanding officer for the RCMP and local RCMP. The next Yukon Police Council meeting is slated for early December in Whitehorse.

The council will seek input from Yukoners on the 2016/17 policing priorities until December 15, 2015.

Feedback can be submitted to the council by email at yukonpolicecouncil@gov.yk.ca or by mail to:

Yukon Police Council Secretariat
Box 2703 (J-10)
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C6

Learn more:
Yukon’s 2015/16 policing priorities

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Contact:

Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Tyler Plaunt
Communications, Justice
867-667-3221
tyler.plaunt@gov.yk.ca


News Release #15-367