September 19, 2012 Whitehorse—Justice Minister Mike Nixon presented eleven recipients with the new Community Safety Awards at the welcoming reception of the National Symposium on Policing in Northern and Remote Canada on September 18. The recipients were honoured for their contribution to building safer Yukon communities. The award was created from the Review of Yukon’s Police Force and Sharing Common Ground report, which highlighted a need to recognize the contributions of Yukoners who promote community safety.
“I was very impressed with the scale of contributions made by the award recipients. Our citizens deserve special recognition when they demonstrate a strong commitment to ensuring that Yukon remains a safe place to live and to visit,” Nixon said. “The recipients and all the nominees represent positive examples of citizens working hard to improve public safety in Yukon communities.”
Over 50 nominations were received in six different categories including lifetime contributions to community safety; outstanding community policing; mentorship; bridge-building; a volunteer award; and outstanding project or program.
Tuesday night’s awards ceremony marks the first annual presentation of the Minister of Justice Community Safety Awards.
For more information about the awards call 867-667-3226 or visit www.justice.gov.yk.ca.
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