Whitehorse Daily Star

Police council is surveying public

The Yukon Police Council has launched an online survey to help establish policing priorities for the 2021-2022 fiscal year.

By Whitehorse Star on September 21, 2020

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.

Comments (10)

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Don't defund the police on Sep 26, 2020 at 10:29 am

I had good intentions on filling out the survey but gave up after question 8 since there were 23 of them, all lengthy. The thought that ppl. should get discouraged and steered in a certain direction came to mind. Probably just a feel-good survey to tell us later that they tried and the majority (8 out 10 who finished, sarc) said this or that and we will do better.

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Hank Henry on Sep 24, 2020 at 2:01 pm

Not enough done about rape and assault cases in the McIntyre community. Too many people getting away with murder in the Yukon.

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Max Mack on Sep 24, 2020 at 10:50 am

Responding to a SurveyMonkey survey may expose your data to the prying eyes of US intelligence agencies, mass data collection, profiling and all the rest.
User beware.
SurveyMonkey does have a "Canadian Data Centre" since 2017; however, it is "available to limited customers". Who are those customers?


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melba on Sep 23, 2020 at 5:46 pm

"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.

Authority: Recommendation 1.1- Establishment of Yukon Police Council; Sharing Common Ground, Review of Yukon's Police Force Final Report and Yukon Police Council Terms of Reference
Type: advisory
Appointment process: ministerial
Requirements: no legislated requirements required to join
Term: 3 years
Meetings: quarterly meetings as required
Department: Justice
Honoraria: $200 per day

Current members
Elodie Dulac, member from February 26, 2018 to February 25, 2021
Janet Welch, member from April 30, 2020 to April 29, 2023
Maureen Johnstone, member from February 26, 2018, to February 25, 2021
Rob Schneider, member from February 26, 2018, to February 25, 2021
Simon Nagano, member from April 30, 2020 to April 29, 2023
Tracy MacPherson, member from April 30, 2020 to April 29, 2023

Complete the application.
Prepare a brief resume. This should include information relevant for sitting on the board or committee.
Submit your completed application and resume.
In person: Inquiry Desk at 2071 Second Avenue in Whitehorse. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Address your envelope "Attention: Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)"
Email: boards.committees@gov.yk.ca
Government of Yukon
Boards and Committees Secretariat (CM-1)
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6
How members are selected
Members are appointed by a Minister, Cabinet or the Legislative Assembly.

School board and school council members can be elected or, in some cases, appointed.
Appointments to these boards are based on standing committee recommendations:

Yukon Development Corporation
Yukon Energy Corporation
Yukon Workers' Compensation Health and Safety Board
Yukon Lottery Commission
Yukon Recreation Advisory Committee
Yukon Arts Advisory Council
Yukon Utilities Board
Yukon Council on the Economy and the Environment
Yukon Human Rights Commission

Some boards and committees members are required to hold certain professional qualifications or affiliations.

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Bob Folster on Sep 23, 2020 at 10:46 am

Never do an online survey if you value your privacy FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.

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Sheepchaser on Sep 23, 2020 at 10:17 am

If Yukon RCMP aren’t tackling the widespread corruption and graft in the government, which ultimately affects our collective quality of life by leaps and bounds more than petty crime, then they must be assumed to be agents of the government, not objective investigators of crime. The RCMP needs to choose. The people or the power. Whom do they truly serve?

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Nathan Living on Sep 22, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Ya Juniper

I knew a lot of people who got through the second world war and their lives and stories are shocking.
Funny thing is though that they worked hard and made the most of their lives.

Some drank too much and were heavy users of prescription meds for anxiety but they did not commit crimes or drive impaired.
Could it be that our courts are too lenient and people do not take responsibility for their actions? I think so.

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Juniper Jackson on Sep 22, 2020 at 4:35 am

I think the RCMP do a dangerous job.. I'm sorry they have to get wrapped up in all the snowflakiness going on. A crime is a crime.. do the crime do the time. oh..so sorry you had a rotten childhood...oooohh.. here's your get out of jail free card once it goes to court. I know a LOT of people had a rotten childhood..wonderful parents, working, nice homes, manage to pay their bills..and and..here's the kicker..they have a TV or ipad, etc. that isn't stolen!!!!

Bottom line? The cops do their jobs.. the courts don't..it's the courts that should be disbanded and replaced with community member jury/judges..dispursing common sense justice. Murder? life with no parole.. kid shoplifting? 200 hr working in the store, cleaning, whatever..OR go to jail..no ball games, no hockey and good times..jail..school and cell.. Same things? Mom and Dad get to deal with it. My car got broken into..i'm ranting.

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Jim on Sep 21, 2020 at 9:16 pm

A council of 7 individuals. Do we get to know who the magnificent seven are? What is the makeup of the group? Do they represent the public by proportion or is some left wing protest group? Too vague to be filling out a survey.

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survey on Sep 21, 2020 at 3:46 pm


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