The Police Services Board approved the 2020 net Operating Budget for York Regional Police of $348 million, which is a 4.2 percent increase over the 2019 Budget and includes the addition of 34 members to address growth in the Region impacting front-line policing, workload pressures including call centre communications with the public and maintaining quality services in administrative functions. The 2020 Police Operating Budget continues to maintain the lowest policing cost per capita in Canada among comparable police services serving populations of over 1 million residents.
The Board also approved the 2020 York Regional Police Capital Budget of $42.4 million with a Capital Spend Authority of $57.4 million for multiple-year projects. The expenditures include $26.6 million for facilities primarily for the construction of a new police district serving Aurora, Newmarket, and East Gwillimbury, $6.2 million for vehicles, $5.8 million for information technology, $3.3 million for specialized equipment, and $0.4 million for communication equipment. Financing for the capital budget is a combination of contributions from reserves, debenture proceeds repaid from development charges, debt reduction reserve funding, development charge collections, and external funding.
A copy of the budget presentation can be viewed by clicking here.
Regional Council approved the budget in December 2019.