Thursday, October 4, 2012

Dr. Rosay participates in national symposium on policing in northern and remote Canada

L to r: Alaska State Troopers Colonel Keith Mallard, Dr. Rosay, Alaska Senior Policy Advisor Katie Tepas,
and Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Joe Masters.  Not pictured Dr. Darryl Wood.
Dr. André Rosay, Justice Center Professor, participated in a 2-day "Policing in Northern and Remote Canada" symposium, September 19 and 20,  in Whitehorse, Yukon, with Alaska Commissioner of Public Safety Joe Masters, Alaska State Troopers Colonel Keith Mallard, and Katie TePas, State of Alaska Senior Policy Advisor and Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Initiative Coordinator.

The Alaska public safety officials discussed the  "The Alaska Village Public Safety Officer (VPSO) Program," and Dr. Rosay was a member of the panel.

Justice Center affiliate faculty member, Dr. Darryl Wood of Washington State University Vancouver, was a co-panelist with Katie TePas for a discussion on "The Dynamics of Justice in Northern and Remote Communities: A Research and Policy Perspective."

The goal of the symposium was to help "identify gaps and priorities for policing in northern and remote communities where many unique challenges exist." A Canadian national research agenda on policing in these areas will be developed based on the perspectives and information presented at the conference. Click here for details on the event.

The event was hosted by the Government of the Yukon in partnership with the Council of Yukon First Nations, the Northern Institute of Social Justice, Government of the Northwest Territories, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) M Division and National Headquarters, and Public Safety Canada.

Map of the Canadian North.