240 Prospect Street, Newmarket
Superintendent Mark Brown
Inspector Rick McCabe
The 180 sworn members and seven civilian staff assigned to #1 District Headquarters are supported by district commanders Superintendent Mark Brown and Inspector Rick McCabe.
Officers patrol a population of 189,267 citizens living in the areas of Aurora, East Gwillimbury and Newmarket, as well as the northern reaches of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the Township of King. Although these communities continue to grow they have maintained their rural roots.
The #1 District command staff works closely with the District Community Liaison Committee, a 21-person volunteer advisory group, consisting of local politicians, health officials, high school students, bylaw enforcement officers and residents. Discussions focus on local issues and solutions.
Our Officers in Action
An example of the proactive approach, thorough investigative skills and constant presence of our #1 District officers occurred in August of 2011, when residents living in the central west area of the Town of Aurora woke to find 34 vehicles damaged overnight. Fortunately frontline officers working in the area on an unrelated matter the night before had spoken to several males and they were able to identify them as suspects in the vandalism. Further investigation by the #1 District Criminal Investigation Bureau Property Crime Team resulted in the arrest of two young male offenders, who were charged with Mischief to Property in the slashing of 54 vehicle tires.
In 2011 #1 District also undertook an initiative to ensure the compliance of individuals currently bound by conditions placed upon them by the courts. 802 compliance checks were conducted udring this seven-month initiative, resulting in 151 arrests. The arrests removed those from the community who refused to abide by the conditions of their bail release and deterred future non-compliance with conditions by raising awareness of the consequences.
In August 2011, York Regional Police and the Township of King were proud to open the King Community Policing Centre on Main Street in Schomberg. The co-operative venture aims to improve police visibility in the community and strengthen the standards of safety and quality of life through the work of dedicated volunteers who staff the centre. The relationships created in the King community through the centre will assist York Regional Police in developing crime prevention and education programs that meet our citizens' safety needs.