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York Regional Police Reviews

Updated Oct 18, 2019

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  1. "Once a Great Organization Now in Decline"

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    Former Employee - Sergeant/Detective in Aurora, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at York Regional Police full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Diverse opportunities with good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Damaging promotional system that creates a self focussed culture where getting points means more than doing the job well. Generally dysfunctional senior management with a few stars fighting to keep this ship afloat. False claims of a positive environment when it comes to mental health. Disclosing mental injury still has a negative effect on career and advancement. They have created a false veneer for political and self promotion reasons

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    York Regional Police2019-10-18
  2. "Best employer ever"

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    Former Employee - Coordinator 

    I worked at York Regional Police full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Everyone is super friendly and helpful and genuinely wants to make a difference in the community. Tons of team building opportunities, staff events and fun events.

    Cons

    Only con is that because everyone is considered "unionized" there are still a lot of people who are lazy and cranky and won't move on.

    York Regional Police2019-08-12
  3. "Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services"

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    I worked at York Regional Police

    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.

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    York Regional Police2017-11-17
  4. "Staff Services (Civilian)"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at York Regional Police

    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.

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    York Regional Police2017-07-07
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Constable"

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

    I have been working at York Regional Police full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good Wages, Benefits, Pension and job security

    Cons

    Very poorly managed. Morale at an all time low.

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    York Regional Police2017-05-29
  6. "YRP"

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    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at York Regional Police for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Was good police force with good potential for officers.

    Cons

    Too much politics in recent years.

    York Regional Police2016-11-06
  7. "Good employer from my limited experience"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at York Regional Police

    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.

    York Regional Police2016-07-26
  8. "Great place to work if you want to make a difference in the world."

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    Civilian in Aurora, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at York Regional Police

    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

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    York Regional Police2015-12-28
  9. Helpful (4)

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

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    Sgt in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at York Regional Police

    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.

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    York Regional Police2010-09-28
  10. Helpful (4)

    "Disatisfied officers at York Regional Police"

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    Detective in Newmarket, ON
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at York Regional Police

    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.

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    York Regional Police2008-09-26
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