Board Meeting Highlights - February 23, 2022
York Regional Police Business Planning Consultation
The Board received a presentation from York Regional Police on the 2023 to 2025 Business Plan and Consultation Strategy. The Business Plan addresses objectives, core business functions and performance objectives and indicators. The consultation process will include surveying YRP members and the public about their safety and policing concerns and needs. The research and consultation strategy consist of an environmental scan, over twenty consultation sessions and three major surveys and will include groups representing diverse communities. There will also be engagement over social media and a Twitter Town Hall with the Chief of Police. The Business Plan will be supported by other internal plans and strategies including youth, seniors, inclusion, anti-racism, organized crime and traffic safety to name a few. Business Plan Consultation Process
Annual Report on Public Complaints
The Board received the Annual Report on Public Complaints from the Chief of Police. There were 216 public complaints made against York Regional Police in 2021 compared with 180 in 2020. Three were service complaints and 213 were conduct complaints. One hundred and nineteen (119) complaints were screened out by the Office of the Independent Police Review Director (OIPRD) because they were determined to be frivolous, vexatious or made in bad faith, could be better dealt with under another statute, were not in the public interest and were over six-months old. Ninety-six (96) public complaints were investigated by York Regional Police with three resulting in discipline towards the officer; fourteen were informally resolved; thirty-five were withdrawn, and eighteen were determined to be unsubstantiated. The most common complaints category were related to police procedures while others were related to misuse of authority and physical assault. Annual Report on Public Complaints
Donations to York Regional Police
In 2021, York Regional Police received over $149,000 in public donations comprised of approximately $142,000 in cash donations and $7,300 in non-cash donations. Donations to YRP have assisted in funding police programs and equipment and have assisted organizations like the Community Safety Village and Holiday Heroes. Annual Report on Donations and Sponsorships
Annual Report on Equity and Inclusion Strategy
The Board Policy on Equity and Inclusion requires that the Chief develop a strategy and procedures which aim to promote equity, inclusion and diversity across York Regional Police and at all levels of leadership and which will aim to prevent discrimination and harassment in the delivery of its services to the public and the workplace. The strategy covers but is not limited to service delivery, employment practices, communications and professional development and training. Supporting initiatives include Professionalism, Leadership and Inclusion Office; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau; Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation; Anti-Black Racism Working Group; Anti-Racism Training Program; Inclusion Charter of York Region; Internal Support Networks and Equity and Inclusion Training Programs. In addition, the updates on the 2020-2022 policing action plan include the work it involves and continues to be all-encompassing and embedded throughout the organization. Annual Report on Equity and Inclusion Strategy
Next Regular Meeting of the Police Services Board
Wednesday, March 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.
Contact: Mafalda Avellino, Executive Director, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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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