||In 2011–12, the Northwest Territories Department of Justice created a justice policing priorities initiative to engage both the local community and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) in the Minister’s priority-setting exercise for policing. In a partnership approach, the Department of Justice works with the RCMP and local communities to set policy priorities on important issues such as the delivery of policing services, the effective and efficient use of resources, and processes for effective monitoring, evaluation and reporting. The department learns about community needs through town hall events, public meetings on policing issues, and collaboration with Elders, community leaders, mayors, chiefs and councils. To ensure continuous engagement, the RCMP gives monthly feedback to the community, including reports on emerging issues. The RCMP receives community feedback through monthly meetings with community and local councils, the RCMP Commanding Officer’s annual visits to the communities, and ongoing feedback from community members and the legislative assembly. This feedback process allows for adjustments or changes to the policing priorities.