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York Regional Police Reviews

Updated November 16, 2017
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  1. "Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Shift Flexibility, decent pay, decent overtime, decent benefits. You don’t have to care when your shift is over. No real deadlines to meet. Very hands on job. Great if you enjoy working with all types of people.

    Cons

    Poorly Managed, Some Correctional Officers “Can’t work with inmates, because they are sick or injured” this forces healthy Officers to get burnt out because they have to pick up their slack. Some Correctional Officers “can’t work nigh shifts, because they are sick, injured or have a 5 year old at home for 15 years.” This also forces good hard working officers to get burnt out.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the lazy accommodated Correctional Officers.


  2. "Staff Services (Civilian)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Competitive pay
    Nice facilities
    There's a gym, sleep room and a prayer room

    Cons

    Middle of nowhere (47 Don Hillock)
    OVERLY bureaucratic
    Boy's Club
    Culturally and Racially dense

    Competent applicants don't get in because they either have a traffic offense violation or a family member has committed some sort of crime. This is clearly a discriminatory practice that is reflected in the organization across the board.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.
    The culture (or lack thereof) at YRP will never progress.

    Advice for applicants:
    Stay away from staff services. It is a career trap.
    Recruitment is rigged and provides false transparency for applicants.
    Manager/Supervisor in this department is a by-product of yes-man and halo effect.

    If you want a high salary job and just stare at a screen, do nothing and just count the days until you retire, this is the best place to be!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Constable"

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    Current Employee - Sworn in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sworn in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at York Regional Police full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good Wages, Benefits, Pension and job security

    Cons

    Very poorly managed. Morale at an all time low.

    Advice to Management

    Get a new Chief and senior command. Go outside to find a replacement. Hire competent management and don't engage in political appointments


  4. "YRP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at York Regional Police (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Was good police force with good potential for officers.

    Cons

    Too much politics in recent years.


  5. "Good employer from my limited experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at York Regional Police as a contractor

    Pros

    - Good People
    - Positive Culture
    - Compensation and benefits were great
    - Management was very kind and understanding
    - Overall a good work atmosphere and somewhere I can see being good for a full time career

    Cons

    Like any government job, career progression and opportunities are limited. The very specialized set of skills that you learn are great, but not very transferable to other industries.


  6. "Great place to work if you want to make a difference in the world."

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    Current Employee - Civilian in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Civilian in Aurora, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are great opportunities and challenges for the go-getters, great benefits, and lots of programs to assist employees

    Cons

    Like any other civil service job, lots of red tape

    Advice to Management

    Focus on morale first.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "You can find a better police force to work for in Canada besides York"

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    Current Employee - Sgt in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Sgt in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Well Paid,good time off.Its a honour to serve the public.At the end of the day you feel you have made a difference in keeping the community safe.

    Cons

    The Executive Command team are on a mission to demoralize older workers .Older well experienced proven people are being overlooked for promotion so that minorities and females can be advanced through the ranks.Evaluations no matter how good are never read and a lot of the senior officers now are taking the same position as the Chief.Hopefully this will change since the Chief is retiring this December.Time will tell.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be so eager to throw away your experienced people.For the police board. Pick a Chief that will respect his employee's young and old and not just pay lip service to it.For the Police Board go out and speak to the older officers on the road and in specialty units to find out what is really happening and the lack of respect they have for the Chief.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Disatisfied officers at York Regional Police"

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    Current Employee - Detective in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Detective in Newmarket, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Benefits package,wages and a sense that you are trying to make the world a better place.

    Cons

    The Executive command team have little respect for the long term officers that have built this organization.In an effort to have the orgainization better reflect the racial mix of the communities we serve minorities and women are being fast tracked for promotion leaving long term competent and capable members feeling betrayed and worthless. Members being passed by for promotion then are relied upon to train their bosses.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees...and promote people who are capable of doing the job.Minorities and women will advance in the orgainization when their time comes.By turning your back on senior people moral suffers as does work performance.It also sends the wrong signal to recently hired officers who question why the senior peple are being ignored for promotion.