Board Meeting Highlights - May 15, 2019
Proceeds of Crime Report
The proceeds of crime legislation in Canada has been designed to combat organized and serious crimes by giving the judicial system the ability to seize and forfeit property used to facilitate the activities of organized crime groups and related criminal activities.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, York Regional Police turned over a total of $833,077 in cash and assets from illicit activities to the federal government’s Seized Property Management Directorate, the Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General and the York Regional Police Services Board.
Federal and provincial legislation allow for the disbursement of the proceeds of crime to victim compensation, cost recovery and grants to police services. After all the costs associated with the management of seized assets are paid, the jurisdictions involved share in the net proceeds. Between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, York Regional Police received $14 million in grant funding and $180,000 of that total was from the Proceeds of Crime grant. Those funds were used to operate lawful access equipment and to combat human trafficking. Please see here for a copy of the report.
2019 Community Survey Highlights
As part of the 2020-2022 Business Planning process for York Regional Police, a community survey was distributed to York Region residents. The response rate was 26.4 percent. Ninety-four percent of the respondents indicated satisfaction with the police, and 94 percent of respondents had confidence in York Regional Police. The highest rated statements about YRP are that the police were respectful, courteous and professional. Areas for improvement include improvements to online reporting and safety information for the public. Top community safety priorities are property crime, gang activity, traffic safety, violent crimes, fraud and drug control. Top concerns of youth include bullying at school, gang activity and drug trafficking, and top seniors’ priorities were financial crime by strangers, criminal negligence/failure to comply to duty of care/abuse by employee of care facility and risk of wandering.
The results from the survey will help shape the future priorities for York Regional Police.
Please see here for a copy of the report.
York Regional Police Golf Tournament
The Board approved sponsorship for the 14th Annual Golf Tournament taking place June 28, 2019 in Kleinburg, ON. The tournament supports Community Living Central York and the York Regional Police Member Support Bureau.
Many Hands, Doing Good
The Board approved support of the Many Hands, Doing Good event taking place July 9, 2019 in Aurora, ON. Many Hands, Doing Good provides children with support programs they need to heal from traumatic events.
Next Police Services Board Meeting
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Location: Committee Room A, York Region Administrative Centre, 17250 Yonge Street, Newmarket.
Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, email@example.com or 1-877-464-9675 ext. 77906.
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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