Jarrett Thomas - York Regional Police Service

Jarrett Thomas has been a police officer with York Regional Police for 16 years. He also serves as York Regional Police Association’s 3 District Director. He is an active member of our Association’s Community Engagement Committee, and involved in a number of member-driven community charity events such as Newmarket Optimist Club Cops for Fishing Event, YRPA Bass Tournament, York Vintage Hockey Tournament and most notably our Give Back Program – all of which he does in his free time and in helping to make a difference in our communities.

In 2021, when Jarrett first joined our Community Engagement Committee, he brought forward the idea of the Give Back Program – whereby civilian and uniform members are encouraged to nominate York Region charitable organizations, causes and interests they care about and that are important to them. Each month the Community Engagement Committee reviews member submissions and selects 1 to 2 charities to receive a donation up to $1,000. The member nominee then presents the donation to the charity on behalf of the Association.

Since inception in 2021, the YRPA’s Give Back program has donated $16,500 to local charities such as food banks, youth mentoring organizations, shelters, hospices, rehabilitation centres for animals, and health services and medical research organizations. Jarrett is actively involved in every Give Back donation and makes an effort to join our members for each of these cheque presentations, helping to forge a positive relationship between our members and the communities we serve.