Board Meeting Highlights - January 26, 2022
Election of Chair and Vice Chair
The Board re-elected Mayor Maurizio Bevilacqua as Chair of the Board. Chair Bevilacqua and Mayor of the City of Vaughan has been a member of the Police Services Board since 2017. Mayor Bevilacqua is committed to advancing community safety in York Region, good governance practices, and supporting diversity, equity and inclusion in our police service. Chair Bevilacqua believes building meaningful partnerships with the community is a critical function of policing and that we must do our part to build a more fair and just society.
The Board also re-elected York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson as its Vice Chair. Chairman Emmerson has been a member of the Board since 2015 and is currently serving his second term as Chief Executive Officer for the Region of York. Chairman Emmerson has nearly three decades of political experience, including as Mayor of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville. As Vice Chair, Chairman Emmerson is committed to ensuring that the safety and well-being of York Region residents remains a top priority.
Canada’s Top 100 Employers Award
York Regional Police was named one of the Greater Toronto's Top 100 employers for 2022 for the seventh year in a row. This prestigious designation recognizes employers who lead in their industries as exceptional places to work, with excellent human resources programs and forward-thinking workplace policies. This special designation recognizes employers that offer the nation's best workplaces and programs for young people and are leaders in attracting and retaining young employees to their organization.
Report on Police Auxiliary and Volunteers
The Board received a report from the Chief of Police outlining the contributions made by York Regional Police volunteers and auxiliary members. Members of the auxiliary unit are required to commit at least 12 hours per month. Some of their duties include participation at special events, administrative functions, emergency/disaster response and traffic control. The auxiliary unit contributed over 3,023 volunteer hours in 2021.
York Regional Police Helicopter
The Board authorized the award of a contract for the integration and delivery of an Airbus H-125 Helicopter. The helicopter will replace Helicopter Air2. Award for a Police Helicopter Board Report
Board Supports Yellow Brick House
The Board approved a donation in support of Yellow Brick House. The Yellow Brick house is a non-profit charitable organization that provides emergency shelter, counselling and supportive services to over 6,000 women and children escaping abuse.
Next Regular Meeting of the Police Services Board
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 9:15 a.m. and will be live-streamed on YouTube. Further instructions on the broadcast will be posted on the Board website.
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The Regional Municipality of York Police Services Board is a seven-member civilian Board that oversees and governs the York Regional Police and is comprised of one member as Head of Municipal Council; three members are appointed by resolution of Regional Council and three by the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.
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