Board Meeting Highlights - March 23, 2022
Community Safety and Well-Being Plan
York Region Director of Strategies and Partnerships provided an update on the development of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for York Region. The Plan, developed in collaboration with York Regional Police and York Region, identifies and prioritizes risks, and contains strategies to reduce the incidence and severity of harm and victimization. It includes key features and objectives such as supporting and enhancing safety and well-being through preventative, targeted and community-driven actions. Research and engagement with partners have been underway since 2018 and includes York Regional Police, local municipalities, school boards, community partners and residents. The Plan will be presented to Regional Council at its May 2022 meeting for approval. Update on the Development of the Community Safety and Well-Being Plan for York Region
Report on Ontario Regulation 58/16: Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances (Street Checks)
The Chief submitted a report to the Board pursuant to Board Policy and Ontario Regulation 58/16: Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances – Prohibition and Duties which prohibits police officers from arbitrarily stopping and requesting identifying information from members of the public. The Chief is required to report annually on compliance with the policy and Regulation. There was a total of three submissions made to the Street Check Module in 2021; however, none of the submissions were determined to be street checks in accordance with the regulated interaction pursuant to the legislation. Collection of Identifying Information in Certain Circumstances
Missing Persons Report
The Missing Persons Report provides an overview of reporting requirements under the Missing Persons Act, 2018 and details any urgent demands made under the Act by York Regional Police. The government enacted the Act in July 2019 to provide police with additional resources and options when an individual goes missing, and there is no evidence of criminal activity. York Regional Police investigated 1,325 missing persons reports in 2021 which represents a 5.6 percent increase compared to 2020. The Police Services Board posts this report publicly, and it can be located under Missing Persons on the Annual Reports page of its website.
Next Regular Meeting of the Police Services Board
Wednesday, April 27, 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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