171 Major MacKenzie Drive West, Richmond Hill
Superintendent Graham Beverly
Located in the Town of Richmond Hill, #2 District Headquarters is served by 205 sworn and seven civilian members who continue to focus on providing superior law enforcement and crime prevention programs to a population of 283,938 citizens living in the Town of Richmond Hill and the Thornhill area of the Town of Markham and City of Vaughan. Officers are supported by district command staff, Superintendent Graham Beverly.
#2 District is also home to the York Regional Police Memorial Wall. This permanent place of honour is dedicated to the memory of all police officers killed in the line of duty in the County and Region of York since 1804. Each year, their sacrifice is honoured at a memorial service in May.
OUR OFFICERS IN ACTION
In early 2011, #2 District Criminal Investigations Bureau members noted a sharp increase in the number of residential Break and Enters occurring in the Town of Richmond Hill. Officers developed a two-part strategy in response to deal with these crimes. Their primary objective was to reduce the number of residential entries by identifying and arresting those individuals involved and, secondly, to conduct routine compliance checks to reduce recidivism by those accused released on court applied conditions. The hard work of investigators helped identify 30 people of interest, 24 of whom were eventually arrested and charged with Break and Enter and other Criminal Code offences.
In 2011, #2 District's Community Oriented Response Bureau partnered with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission, Tobacco Enforcement officers and the Ministry of Revenue in an initiative to investigate liquor-licensed establishments throughout the District. This initiative led to 268 charges under the Liquor Licence Act and Smoke Free Ontario Act.