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Fifty-Year History Book

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The interior of a history book

A black, leather bound book with gold and red foil textYork Regional Police: 50 Years of Excellence in Policing

Written by Billy Courtice
Designed by Mike Bastin

Hardcover
248 pages
First published 2022 © York Regional Police
ISBN: 978-1-7780497-0-5

Printed and bound in Canada by Friesens Corporation

About the book

It was an impossible task, trying to cram a half-century’s worth of prestigious policing heritage into a book. But it was well worth the effort.

To commemorate the police service’s 50th anniversary, York Regional Police is proud to present York Regional Police: 50 Years of Excellence in Policing. All proceeds from sales of this elegant, 248-page tome will be donated to Special Olympics Ontario and United Way, two of the police service’s charities of choice.

This exciting volume is chock-full of historic images gleaned from the organization’s own archives and from the personal collections of members past and present. All were restored in vivid detail within the book’s pages, accompanying stories written after of two years of research and interviews conducted by York Regional Police Corporate Communications staff.

Hundreds of historic newspaper editions, magazines, organizational reports and, perhaps most importantly, retired and working members, were consulted over that two-year period. The book also includes a foreword written by Eric Jolliffe, who served as the region’s chief of police from 2010 to 2020, and an afterword by current Chief Jim MacSween.

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