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Public Safety committee  I think the CSO program is designed to bridge that gap between the RCMP and the police. The police can't spend a whole lot of time when someone is suicidal or has a mental health breakdown, whereas our CSOs can stay with the individual, ensure that the individual gets the necessa

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill

Public Safety committee  Yes, I would think so. In the north, it's a bit different because the RCMP is the only law enforcement around. A lot of times some of the remote communities are left unpoliced. They don't have any officers. They don't have any police they can rely on. The community safety initiat

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill

Public Safety committee  Much like we did here. We started by having a conversation in the community, really building strong partnerships with the City of Whitehorse, the RCMP and any enforcement agency that had a connection to our community. We reached out to them and really worked on those relationship

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill

Public Safety committee  I totally agree. Our CSOs are not an enforcement body. That is the difference between our community safety officer program and the RCMP. When we did a survey among our citizens, we asked them the question, “Do you want the CSOs to have enforcement powers?” They said loud and cl

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill

Public Safety committee  As for Kwanlin Dün, I don't think that recruitment so far has been a huge problem. People needed to know and to understand what the CSOs were and how they would operate. In terms of retention, it's still too early for us to really think about that. The program actually helps the

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill

Public Safety committee  Well, dä`nnch'e, and good afternoon, I guess, where you are. Thank you for the invitation to be a part of this very important conversation. I look forward to sharing information about my community, the Kwanlin Dün First Nation, or KDFN, and summarizing a collaborative, communit

July 23rd, 2020Committee meeting

Chief Doris Bill