The Police Services Board approved the 2021 net Operating Budget for York Regional Police of $360.7 million, representing an increase of 3.7 percent over 2020. The Board also approved the 2021 Capital Budget for York Regional Police of $34.3 million, with capital spending authority for multiple-year projects of $47.5 million.
This includes 23 additional members in 2021 to meet the demands of growth in the Region and workload pressures while maintaining quality service levels. These additional members will focus on tackling major crime, member wellness and legislative requirements.
The Capital Budget will provide funding for the new #1 District Headquarters, land acquisition for a future substation, digital evidence management software (DEMS), as well as the annual purchase of vehicles, information technology equipment and specialized equipment.
In this challenging economic climate, we recognize that York Regional Police must maintain its commitment to superior quality service in a financially sustainable and responsible manner. They will continue their emphasis on modernization initiatives and efficiencies, and leverage technology such as business intelligence and DEMS, without leaving policing behind in a growing community.
This budget will allow York Regional Police to continue to deliver nationally recognized crime prevention, law enforcement programs and investigative leadership to citizens of the Regional Municipality of York, which remains one of Canada’s safest communities.
Regional Council approved the budget in March 2021.