Department of Justice

2014 Community Safety Award Recipients

Back row, left to right: Constable Craig Thur, Chief Superintendent Peter Clark, Morgan Yuill, Constable Ben Kingdon. Front row, left to right: Jessica and Bruce Williams, Minister Nixon, Tamara Horsey, Ann Maje Raider, Sergeant Cam Lockwood.

Youth Volunteer Award: Morgan Yuill

Morgan Yuill is recognized for his support role with his school’s Challenge Day program, volunteerism with Camp Yukon and involvement with cadets.

Lifetime Contribution to Community Safety: Dr. Anne Williams (posthumous)

The late Dr. Anne Williams is recognized for her commitment to improving responses for survivors of sexualized violence and young victims or witnesses of crime. Williams was a public advocate for dignity and choice during medical examinations for victims of sexualized violence. She was instrumental in organizing sexual assault nurse examiner training in Yukon.

Lifetime Contribution to Community Safety: Chief Superintendent Peter Clark

Chief Superintendent Peter Clark is recognized for his strong and responsive leadership with the RCMP since 1982. Clark coauthored the transformative Sharing Common Ground report, which outlined 33 recommendations for rebuilding trust between the police and community. As the director of Northern Territories Association of Chiefs of Police, Clark ensures that the unique policing needs of the north are recognized and promoted at the national level.

Volunteer Award: Tamara Horsey

Tamara Horsey is recognized for her desire to make a difference for victims of crime through community outreach and volunteerism. As a victim of crime herself, Tamara shares her story in order to advocate for victims’ rights. Tamara is a valuable contributor to victim services initiatives and provided input on the development of the Canadian Victims Bill of Rights.

Youth Mentorship Award: Constable Ben Kingdon

Constable Ben Kingdon is recognized for his service on the Special Olympics board of directors. As a volunteer RCMP representative and excellent role model, Kingdon contributes to the Law Enforcement Torch Relay and other events that link youth involvement with community policing.

Outstanding Community Policing: Sergeant Cam Lockwood

Sergeant Cam Lockwood is recognized for his dedication to community policing and his role in transforming relationships and safety in Watson Lake. Lockwood played a key role in establishing the innovative community safety protocol “Together for Justice” between the Watson Lake detachment and Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society. This protocol established a community inter-agency collaboration framework on which to build community safety and end violence against women.

Outstanding Project: Ann Maje Raider

Ann Maje Raider is recognized for work that improves safety for women. As the executive director of the Liard Aboriginal Women’s Society, Raider led the creation of the “Together for Justice” community safety protocol, which started a new relationship and established a framework for building community safety with the RCMP. Raider is also recognized for sharing her knowledge with other groups--such as the Women’s Coalition which is now working on a safety protocol between women’s groups and the Whitehorse RCMP.

Outstanding Contribution to Community Safety: Constable Thur

Constable Thur is recognized for his ongoing and dedicated service to Yukon. Thur is known for his investigative excellence and for the compassion he shows for those that have been affected by crime or tragedy. Thur is a valuable member of his unit’s team; his dedication to Yukon community safety during investigations is commendable.