Community Policing Centre Programs and Activities
Neighbourhood Watch is a program aimed at reducing crime in the community. It involves getting to know one's neighbours and introducing them to the concept of Neighbourhood Watch - that is, good neighbours working together, alert to the potential of crime and willing to look out for one another's interests. Neighbours working together through Neighbourhood Watch can combat crime in their area the most effective way - before it starts.
Neighbourhood Watch provides a means of reducing the opportunity for crime to occur, through the active participation of citizens. Citizens are taught how to make their homes less inviting as a target for thieves; how to participate in Operation Identification, making their personal property less desirable to burglars; and how to stay alert to suspicious activity in their neighbourhoods.
The Community Policing Centre will provide information and assist citizens who are interested in implementing a Neighbourhood Watch in their area.
ROAD WATCH incorporates three components essential to modifying aggressive driving behaviour; public education, awareness and enforcement. Together, these key ingredients can reduce motor vehicle collisions, prevent injury and even death.
Take action against aggressive driving - report it online at yrp.ca!
Aggressive driving includes speeding, following too close, failing to yield, unsafe lane changes, unsafe passing, disobeying traffic signs and signals. This type of driver behaviour has serious implications for us all.
ROAD WATCH online reporting
If you observe an act of aggressive driving in York Region, please report it. Reports can be filed online at the yrp.ca by clicking on the ROAD WATCH link under Online Reporting.
In order to safeguard against abuse, anonymous reports cannot be submitted. Your information remains confidential and is never shared with the owner of the vehicle you are reporting on.
What happens once I submit a report?
The first time a report is received about a vehicle, York Regional Police will send the registered owner of the suspect vehicle a letter informing them of the details of the incident. The letter will highlight the date and location that the incident occurred and the basis of the allegation. Road safety is the theme of the message, encouraging safe and responsible driving.
A second report received about a vehicle will result in the registered owner being sent a second letter, which will be followed by a phone call from an officer.
A third report will result in an officer attending the address of the registered owner. The officer will then determine the appropriate course of action.
We will provide information regarding registering your or your child's bicycle with the York Regional Police. You may obtain the necessary forms to register your bicycle with the police at the Community Policing Centre which will assist the police in returning bicycles to their rightful owner when they are turned in by the public.
Information provided by you will be retained for a period of five years at which time you must re-register your bicycle.