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Inuvialuit, RCMP Sign Public Safety Cooperation Protocol

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation (IRC) and Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) participated in a signing ceremony on January 30, 2017 to officially recognize and implement the Public Safety Cooperation Protocol.

On hand to sign the protocol was Duane Ningaqsiq Smith, Chair and CEO for IRC, and Jamie Zettler, Chief Superintendent Commanding Officer, "G" Division, RCMP.

The purpose of the Public Safety Cooperation Protocol is to establish a trusting and reciprocal relationship between IRC and RCMP with the goal of either preventing situations and community crisis, or resolving disputes which do develop at the earliest possible opportunity.

The protocol outlines strategies for supporting public safety in communities located within the Inuvialuit Settlement Region through mutual assistance and respect between both parties. This includes an understanding of each other’s roles and responsibilities, a conflict and crisis management process and greater sharing of knowledge, information and communication for the benefit of all.

The protocol took immediate effect upon conclusion of the signing ceremony and will remain so for the next three years. After the first year, both IRC and RCMP will review the protocol and identify any opportunities that could improve its effectiveness.


For further information, please contact:

Taylor Giffin or Peggy Jay
Inuvialuit Regional Corporation
Telephone: (867) 777-7000