The Town of Faro has two full-time members, and although they work scheduled shifts, RCMP are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Given the geographic location of Faro, police have the equipment and training to respond to any situation that would require police assistance.
Equipment consists of snowmobiles, ATV's, and boats which are capable of navigating both rivers and lakes. Members have, at their disposal, the RCMP Twin Otter, Victim Services and an array of other support staff which can be called upon for any situation, from their headquarters in Whitehorse.
Faro is a community that has a stable population ranging from 300 in the winter up to 500 in the summer depending, of course, on employment opportunities. The criminal activity rate for Faro is very low. Normally, communities have problems with the youth and petty crime. Again, Faro has no statistics for this problem area, and the youth of the community are unlike those in many other areas.
Members of this detachment practice proactive policing, unlike reactive policing. Community based policing is one that is practiced by community members of Faro as well as the police. As the phrase suggests, the community does the policing in Faro, the police are simply icons with the concept.
Members of this detachment have made commitments to assist the general public, not only with standard police duties, but in education regarding compliance with certain laws. Examples of this are: persons require personal firearms licenses and the registration of firearms. Community members can sign up for courses given by police or can challenge exams at the detachment. RCMP, as well, hold certified snowmobile courses in the winter as well as instructional courses for boats.
Faro is a law abiding community, a community that does everything in its power to encourage people to come and visit.
One of the RCMP mission statements is to work towards safe homes and safe communities. Faro has already accomplished just that.
Conservation Officers Services Faro, Yukon
Our office is located on McQuesten Road (next to the Hardware Store).
Regular office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Monday to Friday.
We have hunting, fishing, and trapping licences for sale as well as campground, wildlife export, wood-cutting and other permits. We have various publications and brochures as well as videos available for loan.
Call us, or the TIPs hotline, if you see an environmental violation or you have a concern about problem wildlife.
We also provide group talks, on various topics, upon request.
For more information, call our office at (867) 994-2862
Remember the Three Rules of Conservation
- Respect wildlife
- Take only what you need
- Use all that you take