The Yukon Police Council has launched an online survey to help establish policing priorities for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
“The Yukon Police Council is your community voice,” says a press release issued Friday by the council, comprised of seven members of the public.
“It is an independent body made up of Yukoners with a shared interest in improving policing in Yukon.
“The council receives valuable input from Yukon agencies, organizations, and citizens on what they would like to see in the policing priorities.”
The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/yukon_police_council.
Responses provided until Nov. 30 will inform the policing priorities considered for next year.
“We encourage all Yukoners to share their experiences, as the survey responses will be considered when the Yukon Police Council makes our recommendation to the minister of Justice regarding future policing priorities,” said the release.
Information gathered will help guide recommendations to Justice Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee regarding policing priorities going forward, the council said.
The release notes 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 use of restorative justice practices in Yukon.