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Police Appreciation Night

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A collage of images from past events including officers in uniform

2023 Police Appreciation Night

Together with the community, York Regional Police honoured the outstanding work of both sworn and civilian members and raised more than $450,000 for Victim Services of York Region at the 28th Annual Police Appreciation Night ceremony on May 11, 2023.

The nearly 1,000 attendees were also entertained by this year’s Police Chief for a Day Tyler Yanofsky, a Grade 5 student from Herbert H. Carnegie Public School in Maple.

Award winners

The award-winning members included those demonstrating investigative excellence, remarkable bravery and those who selflessly give of their time and talent to better our community. Congratulations to our award winners:

Chief of Police Professionalism Award 

Project Cheetah


Project Blue Light

Garrett Styles Courage in the Line of Duty Award

Constable Logan Smith

Staff Sergeant (Ret.) Dave Mitchell, Constable Mark Burnett, Constable Darrin Kemp

Herbert H. Carnegie Community Award

Inspector Alice Tsang

Leo McArthur Civilian Recognition Award

#4 District Administrative Assistant Monica Meech

Rob Plunkett Outstanding Service to the Community Award

Constable Adam McEachern



The mission of the Police Appreciation Night organizing committee is to support the mandate of York Regional Police by organizing and conducting an event or events that will encourage public support of the service and raise money to fund police programs and equipment.


The annual dinner also highlights the good work being done each and every day by members of York Regional Police. Awards include Excellence in Policing, Garrett Styles Bravery in the Line of Duty and Rob Plunkett Outstanding Service to the Community. Also presented annually are the Herbert H. Carnegie and the Leo McArthur Civilian Recognition awards. Video re-enactments of events leading to each accomplishment are presented as part of the program. 

2023 Organizing Committee Members


Blair McArthur and Eric Tappenden


Lina Bigioni, Charles Burns, Scott Cole, Josh Cooper, Ryan Essex, Steve Hinder, Annie Ho, Susan LaRosa, Paul Martin, Felicia Salomon and Derek Sifton

To view founding members click here.