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Posted Thursday, November 16, 2017

Deputy Chief Carrique speaks to students.After 10 years of launching the YRP festive R.I.D.E. season and the MADD York Region Red Ribbon Campaign, Kevin Frankish still sounds as passionate as he did in his first year in taking up the fight against impaired driving.  On November 14, he asked students at Bill Crothers Secondary School in Markham to take out their phones - never far out of reach for teens aged 13 to 18. They recorded the television host as he pleaded with students' parents to champion...
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Posted Friday, November 10, 2017

Image 1This year's Crime Prevention Month got a off to a bright start when we kicked off our Shine a Light on Crime Prevention campaign in Markham. Thanks to the generous donation of 15,000 light bulbs from Philips Lighting and in partnership with Crime Stoppers, our team went door to door to educate citizens about how they can keep their property safe. There have been more than 900 break and enters and 1,500 thefts from vehicles in the south end of York Region since the beginning...
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Posted Friday, October 20, 2017

Image 1Officers from Community Services, #4 District and the Road Safety Bureau visited local high schools this week to educate youth about safe driving practices during National Teen Driver Safety Week. While teens account for only 12 per cent of drivers, they are involved in approximately 20 per cent of all road-related injuries and fatalities.
While stressing the dangers of distracted and aggressive driving and speeding, our members took an interactive approach when it came to...

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Posted Thursday, June 02, 2016

Pride 1We showcased our YRP Pride at the second flag-raising ceremony to launch Pride Month.
Nearly 200 members and community partners attended the event, serving as a sign of our commitment to inclusivity.
Chief Jolliffe thanked our members and community partners for their participation in the event and stressed the importance of our continued efforts through educational and outreach opportunities to build a safe and welcoming community.
YRP will be participating in several...

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Posted Monday, May 16, 2016

Crime PreventionIt may have been cold and wet but policing is 24/7, so we welcomed the public to our annual Police Week Open House at the Community Safety Village on May 14. The event kicked off 2016 Police Week, which runs from May 15 to 21.
More than 1,500 citizens were glad they braved the rain and wind as they talked to members of YRP to learn about policing. The fun-filled day included demonstrations and exhibits from various units including Canine, Emergency Response, Traffic Services,...

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