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Address: Yukon Police Council Secretariat, Box 2703 J-10, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 2C6

Email: yukonpolicecouncil@gov.yk.ca | Phone: 867-393-6475; 1-800-661-0408 (ext. 6475)


Mandate

Provide a formal structure and ongoing mechanism for community members to have input in to the policing services they receive. The focus is to promote ongoing dialogue, in order to foster positive relationships between the Yukon citizens, the Yukon RCMP (“M” Division) and the Department of Justice.

The Council’s main role is to:

  • ensure that a broad representation of Yukon citizens have input into the Territorial Police Service objectives, priorities and goals established by the Minister of Justice.
  • provide advice that the Minister of Justice may consider when establishing policing objectives, priorities and goals pursuant to the Territorial Police Services Agreement.
  • increase the flow of information between citizens, the Department of Justice and “M” Division of the RCMP.

Authority:

Period: 2011 to present
Type: Advisory


Membership

The Council consists of 7 members. The Deputy Minister of Justice is a member and Chair and the Minister of Justice appoints 6 members—3 of whom are nominated by Yukon First Nations.

The Commanding Officer for RCMP “M” Division has observer status, attending and participating in meetings at the request of the Council.

Appointment process: Ministerial appointment

Requirements: The Minister of Justice will consider the following criteria when making appointments:

  • knowledge about, and interest in community issues;
  • an understanding of the complexities of policing;
  • First Nation community knowledge and understanding;
  • community leadership experience;
  • understanding of the differential impact policing services may have on First Nations citizens, women, and vulnerable citizens;
  • commitment to fairness, avoiding conflict of interest, maintaining neutrality and objectivity ;
  • willingness and availability to meet time-commitments related to board duties;
  • ability to work with a variety of situations, groups and people;
  • ability to deal with difficult and complex situations;
  • willingness to contribute to consensus solutions;
  • willingness to travel to Yukon communities.

The membership of the Council reflects, to the greatest extent possible, a gender balance and Yukon's regional and cultural diversity. The Minister seeks nominations which allow for representation of issues affecting First Nations, women and vulnerable people. Members appointed may be representative of certain Yukon groups but will not represent a specific organization that they may belong to while sitting on the Council.

Term: Up to 3 years.

Meetings: 3—4 a year in Whitehorse and 1—2 a year in a rural community.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
McLean, Doris Member 03/10/2014 03/09/2017
Dulac, Elodie FN Member 02/26/2015 02/25/2018
Anderson, Lisa FN Member 02/26/2015 02/25/2018
Daws, Patricia Nora Member 03/10/2014 03/09/2017
Schneider, Rob Member 02/26/2015 02/25/2018
Riseborough, W. Michael J. Member 03/10/2014 03/09/2017