2700 Rutherford Road, Vaughan
Superintendent Richard Crabtree
Inspector Kevin Torrie
The 227 sworn officers and seven civilian members of #4 District Headquarters are led by Superintendent Richard Crabtree and Inspector Kevin Torrie. Members serve 270,886 residents living in the City of Vaughan and southern King Township.
The area is one of the fastest-growing municipalities in Canada and is very diverse, with over 70 languages spoken by Vaughan residents.
Our Officers in Action
A commercial Break and Enter was the crime that brought down a group of professionals involved in jewelry thefts worth $2 million across Ontario and the Maritimes. Members of the #4 District Criminal Investigations Bureau Property Crime Team, through collaboration with police from the target areas, identified several suspects from a vehicle description and plate number. Investigators began surveillance to further their investigation. More than a year later, officers from the #4 District and #5 District Criminal Investigations Bureau Property Crime Teams were ready when the suspects entered a Vaughan jewelry store in December. As the suspects attempted to leave the business, police officers were waiting for them outside. Two people were charged and more than $130,000 in jewelry was recovered.
In addition to work done on the job, many of our members strive to make a difference in their spare time, too. 2011 marked the beginning of Project Dreamcatcher by #4 District. Project Dreamcatcher is one in which desperately needed items are collected and re-distributed to people living in isolated areas of northern Ontario. Under Constable Natasha Jones's direction, awareness was raised about the desperate living conditions in some northern Ontario locations and donation boxes were set up at each district. As a result, York Regional Police raised close to 4,000 pounds of clothing, non-perishable food, blankets and toys for the community.