Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has communicated policing priorities for 2020–21 to Yukon RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard.
This year’s priorities focus on collaboration to:
- increase public trust and foster meaningful relationships;
- strengthen support for vulnerable persons and victims of crime;
- support enforcement efforts to combat serious drug-related and violent crime; and
- allow for innovation that supports access to restorative justice processes.
These policing priorities reflect recommendations made by the Yukon Police Council and priorities of the Department of Justice. The Yukon Police Council receives valuable input from Yukon agencies, organizations and citizens on what they would like to see in the policing priorities.
I would like to thank all Yukoners who provided the Yukon Police Council with their input on policing priorities for 2020–21. This year’s policing priorities are responsive to the needs of Yukoners and work towards reducing violence, supporting victims and building stronger and safer communities. Our government is grateful to the RCMP for their ongoing dedication to enforcing the law and serving our territory.
Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee
The five policing priorities for 2020–21 are:
- improving engagement to increase public trust;
- strengthening supports for vulnerable persons and victims of violence, and continuing the implementation of SART services;
- fostering meaningful relationships with First Nations, Elders, and communities;
- continued enforcement efforts to combat serious, drug-related, and organized crime; and
- increased the use of restorative justice practices in Yukon.
The Yukon Police Council is comprised of seven members and was created as an advisory body to assist the Minister of Justice in setting priorities for the Territorial Police Service.