Board Meeting Highlights - May 26, 2021
Board Recognizes Chair Virginia Hackson
The Board thanked and recognized Chair Virginia Hackson for her service on the Board. Mayor Hackson was appointed to the Board by Regional Council in February 2012, and her presence and commitment to community safety in York Region will have a long-lasting impact.
Mayor Hackson has supported the Board’s mandate and demonstrated her commitment to police governance. As a member of the Board, she has been involved in significant board decisions, including the budget approval processes and the approval of recent Business Plans for York Regional Police and has been involved in the collective bargaining process with the York Regional Police Association. Mayor Hackson has been involved in the selection and recruitment of the current Chief of Police and six Deputy Chiefs during her tenure. As Chair, she provided leadership to the Board and to the Service. Her attendance and participation at numerous community-police events over the years has continued to build bridges with the many communities in the Region.
Chair Hackson thanked the Board for its support and its work throughout her tenure and thanked the members of York Regional Police for ensuring the safety of the citizens of York Region.
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, 2021, York Regional Police turned over a total of $1,088,795 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, 2020 and March 31, 2021, York Regional Police received $300,000 from the Proceeds of Crime grant program. Those funds were used to operate lawful access equipment, to combat human trafficking and combat gun and gang violence. Proceeds of Crime Report
Next Regular Meeting of the Police Services Board
Date: Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. and will be live-streamed on YouTube. Further instructions on the broadcast will be posted on the Board website. All meetings will be held virtually until further notice.
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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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