The Government of Yukon sets policing priorities for 2022–23

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee has provided the 2022–23 policing priorities to Yukon RCMP Chief Superintendent Scott Sheppard.

Policing priorities are established by the Minister of Justice based on the feedback received from the Yukon Police Council, community partners and the Department of Justice.

The Yukon Police Council ensures that Yukoners have a say about the policing services they receive. The council collects feedback from Yukoners on community policing and develops recommendations that are included in the drafting of policing priorities.

This year’s priorities focus on items that are affecting Yukon communities, build on the priorities of previous years and address urgent needs in the territory.

The Minister of Justice has set the following policing priorities:

  • enhance policing targeted at the opioid and hard drug crisis;
  • Increase public trust;
  • enhance prevention, investigation and enforcement activities related to violence against women, girls and the LGBTQ2S+ population;
  • strengthen relationships with First Nations and First Nation governments and continue to implement First Nation policing activities
  • strengthen relationships with communities and partners and continue to implement community policing initiatives; and
  • engage with and support children and youth.

The Department of Justice looks forward to working collaboratively with the Yukon RCMP as we continue to serve Yukoners, build on the successes seen in 2021–22 and address future challenges.

Our Yukon policing priorities reflect the unique challenges the Territory faces and guide the  RCMP in their continued work to support stronger communities, better support Yukon First Nations, and help address the Substance Use Health Emergency in the territory. 

Minister of Justice Tracy-Anne McPhee

Quick facts 
  • The six policing priorities for 2022–23 are:

    • Enhance policing targeted at the opioid and hard drug crisis.
    • Increase public trust.
    • Enhance prevention, investigation and enforcement activities related to violence against women, girls and the LGBTQ2S+ population.
    • Engage with and support children and youth.
    • Strengthen relationships with First Nations and First Nation governments and continue to implement First Nation policing activities.
    • Strengthen relationships with communities and partners and continue to implement community policing initiatives.
  • The Yukon Police Council is comprised of seven members and was created as an independent advisory body to assist the Minister of Justice in setting priorities for the Territorial Police Service. 

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca

 

Jasmine Doll
Communications, Justice
867-667-3206
Jasmine.Doll@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-151