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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau builds bridges and develops partnerships with our diverse communities and educates our members about the many different cultures York Regional Police serves.

The bureau ensures York Regional Police properly meets the needs of our global community which is enriched by the linguistic, religious and ethnocultural diversity of community members, many of whom trace their ancestry to many corners of the globe.

Many York Regional Police officers are multilingual, speaking Cantonese, Mandarin, Hindu, Farsi, Urdu, Italian, Russian, Tagalog, Spanish, German, French, Korean and Sign Language among others.

Every year, York Regional Police takes part in many cultural events across the region, in collaboration with our community partners. Recently, Planet Africa TV did a feature on our organization, highlighting our International Day for the Elimination Against Racial Discrimination event and our 9-1-1 Communications Centre. The video of the show can be found on YouTube.

If you would like to contact the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Bureau, you can email them directly at

Hate Crimes Unit

York Regional Police recognizes the impact of hate crimes and vigorously investigates all occurrences of hate crime and hate bias incidents.

The service has a dedicated investigative unit as well as specialized hate crime investigators in each police district to help officers during investigations involving hate. Members of the unit also provide training to partnering agencies, community and school groups to effectively fight hate crime.

Have an inquiry? Contact the unit at