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Posted on Tuesday March 06, 2018

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, York Regional Police is using social media to recognize the contributions of its female members while encouraging more women to consider a rewarding career in policing.

We will be highlighting outstanding female officers this week on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and are urging exceptional individuals to realize they have what it takes to join our police service and make a difference in our community. The new recruiting campaign, titled #WhatItTakes, will showcase some of our outstanding female members, highlighting their achievements, unique career paths and reasons for embarking on a career in policing.

Throughout the year, the campaign will also illustrate strategies for potential candidates to overcome obstacles faced during the recruitment process. It will be complemented by recruitment events designed specifically for potential female candidates, such as female-only Physical Readiness Evaluation for Police (PREP) practice sessions and a women’s symposium to be hosted in May.

“I am very proud of the efforts made by our Uniform Recruiting Unit to attract more women to careers in policing and we hope to see a corresponding increase in female applicants,” said Chief Eric Jolliffe. “It is important that we continue to pursue candidates that reflect the community we serve.”

York Regional Police is currently hiring in record numbers to fill positions made vacant by a wave of upcoming retirements. In 2017, our organization added 100 officers to its ranks and this year we are actively seeking to hire an additional 100 officers. Those who have #WhatItTakes are strongly encouraged to submit their applications.

Click on this link to learn more about the minimum requirements to be met by police constable applicants.

York Regional Police has been recognized as a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) Top 100 Employer for the last three years. In 2018, Chief Jolliffe was also proud to announce York Regional Police was the only police service to be named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for Young People.