Department of Justice

Public Safety and Investigations

The Public Safety and Investigations branch is responsible for a number of programs aimed at improving public safety and respect for the rule of law in the Yukon.

  • Territorial Police Service Agreement and Policing Priorities
    The Territorial Police Services Agreement is an agreement between Yukon and Canada that allows the RCMP to provide police services to Yukon. Under this agreement the Minister of Justice is able to establish policing priorities for the RCMP.
  • Investigations and Standards Office
    The Investigations and Standards Office provides independent oversight of the corrections system by investigating inmate and probation client complaints, reviewing inmate discipline, and by conducting investigations and inspections as required.
  • Safer Communities and Neighbourhoods (SCAN)
    The SCAN unit supports safer communities by investigating and if necessary, shutting down properties that are regularly used for illegal activities.
  • Community Safety Awards
    The Minister of Justice Community Safety Award is an award program that recognizes the contributions of Yukoners who promote community safety.