3527 Baseline Road, Sutton
Superintendent Bruce West
Superintendent Bruce West leads the 102 sworn officers and four civilian members assigned to #3 District Headquarters located in the Town of Georgina.
Collectively they support the 47,645 residents living in the recreational area, which borders the shores of Lake Simcoe. The area is well-known for its water activities. During summer months, cottagers and visitors enjoy an abundance of local parkland, as well as swimming and boating activities. In winter months, the area is a haven for snowmobilers and ice anglers.
Georgina Island is also home to the Chippewas of Georgina Island, a First Nations community. For the past 20 years, officers and band members have gathered for the annual Georgina Island Barbeque and Information Day.
OUR OFFICERS IN ACTION
Crimes against property and traffic safety are top concerns for residents living in the Town of Georgina, an area known for its swelling population during the summer months. Members of the Marine Unit and the #3 District Community Oriented Response Unit pormoted summer safety in 2011 through a variety of community and enforcement initiatives. The Marine Unit held their annual Boater Information Day to educate boaters about boating safety, increased patrols along the popular waterfront and included an enhanced R.I.D.E. (Reduced Impaired Driving Everywhere) program for boaters.
The #3 District Community Oriented Response Unit took further initiative in 2011 to increase their visibility in the community and incorporate education, awareness and enforcement. Officers on bicycles patrolled neighbourhoods and parks and traffic signs were strategically placed on busy streets encouraging drivers to comply with posted speed limits and be aware of pedestrians. Officers also participated in regular patrols with Town of Georgina bylaw officers during the three-month initiative.
In November 2011, York Regional Police proudly unveiled the Recognition Stone at #3 District Headquarters, paying tribute to Canadian Forces personnel both past and present. More than 200 veterans, peacekeepers, current military personnel, police, fire and Emergency Medical Services members and local citizens attended the unveiling. The impressive granite structure serves as a permanent gathering place to honour the sacrifices of Canadian Forces personnel. All residents are invited to stop by any time to pay tribute to those who fought or are fighting for our freedom. The Recognition Stone has been registered in the National Inventory of Canadian Military Memorials so Canadians can learn more about the sacrifices made by our military personnel.
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