Northwest Territories – success stories

Through innovative initiatives and programs, the RCMP works with its partners, connects with communities and supports its people in order to keep Canadians safe.


Fitness Squad connects RCMP and young people

Read about how the RCMP Fitness Squad in Yellowknife uses lunchtime workouts to encourage exercise and connect with youth.

Shining a bright light

A program to build positive relationships with students became so popular, one RCMP officer couldn't go into the local grocery store without a child saying Hi to her. Read how Cst. Stephanie Leduc's Mini Mountie program is making a positive difference in her new community of Inuvik, N.W.T.


Policing to a different beat

RCMP Cst. Justin Helm has combined his belief in community policing and a passion for music to connect with youth in the isolated Hamlet of Fort Resolution, N.W.T. Find out more on how he connected with the kids.


Project improves service to Northerners

In the Northwest Territories, many homes in smaller communities don't have proper addresses. An operational communications centre (OCC) operator (911 operator) needs to establish an accurate location in order to dispatch officers. They also need to get information about the situation to help prepare members for what they are walking into. In order to do that, they ask the "5Ws": Who the caller is, What the problem is, When it happened, Where it happened or Where the caller is now, and Whether any weapons, alcohol or drugs are involved. To promote community understanding and awareness of the role of OCC operators, the Northwest Territories RCMP OCC launched a community policing initiative called the "5 Ws Magnet Project." They had magnets made bearing the 5 Ws, and toured various communities in the Northwest Territories, handing them out. It was an opportunity to meet residents, understand their reality, and also reinforce the importance of the 5 Ws.

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