Police service’s 50th anniversary book benefits charities

It’s often been said that it’s in giving that you receive and that’s certainly true when you gift York Regional Police’s commemorative coffee-table book.

All proceeds from the sale of York Regional Police: 50 Years of Excellence in Policing will be donated to Special Olympics Ontario and the United Way, two of the service’s charities of choice.

“With so many demands on us during the holidays, the need of our local charities might go overlooked,” says Chief Jim MacSween. “By purchasing this book, you have found the perfect gift for a police history buff or anyone interested in our profession and you have helped support two outstanding organizations.”

The 248-page hardcover book features images from the organization’s archives and from the personal collections of members past and present. All images were restored in vivid detail. The book includes stories by YRP Corporate Communications staff following two years of research, which included reviewing hundreds of historic newspaper editions, magazines and organizational reports. They also consulted retired and working members of the service, including the YRP Historical Committee. The book includes a foreword by Eric Jolliffe, who served as the Region’s chief of police from 2010 to 2020, and an afterword by MacSween.

The book is available for purchase at Copies are $60 each. For a limited time, all purchases of the book, which was released earlier this year, can be shipped free to any Canadian address.

You can also pick up your copies from one of these YRP facilities after you receive an email confirming the book has arrived at your selected location: North – #3 District Headquarters, 3527 Baseline Rd., Georgina, daily between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Central – YRP Headquarters, 47 Don Hillock Dr., Aurora, weekdays between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.; and South – #4 District Headquarters, 2700 Rutherford Rd., Vaughan, daily between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Corporate Communications at [email protected].

Photo courtesy of York Regional Police. 

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