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West Division

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1710 Kingston Rd., Pickering, ON L1V 1C6  

Inspector Jeff Friend

The West Division serves two of the eight municipalities that make up Durham Region. The Town of Ajax with a population of 109,600 is located along the north shoreline of Lake Ontario, less than half an hour east of Toronto. It is bounded on the east by the Town of Whitby and on the north and west by the City of Pickering.

The City of Pickering with a population of 88,721 is the western most municipality in Durham Region, and it borders Ajax on the east, the Township of Uxbridge to the north, and Toronto on the west. Although both municipalities are largely urban in nature, significant portions of the northern part of Pickering are still primarily rural. Plans have been completed for the community of Seaton to be built within the City of Pickering in the near future. This new community along with the proposed airport will significantly add to the population in the next few years.

The Town of Ajax and the City of Pickering combine for a total land area of approx. 300 square km and have a rapidly growing population projected to be 218,729 citizens by 2016/2017. These two communities are the most diverse in the Region of Durham with more than 30% of the population comprised of new Canadians.

West Division is under the leadership of Inspector Jeff Friend and is policed by 150 officers and supported by 8 civilian members. There are three main units in West Division: Uniform Patrol, Community Resource Unit (CRU), and the Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB), all of which are supported by Administrative Assistants, Crime Analysts and civilian Station Duty Operators. The staffing of West Division represents 26.1% of the police officers deployed to all policing divisions in the Region of Durham.

In 2013 West Division handled 27,011 calls for service or 27% of all regional calls, 27% of the regional violent crimes and 27% of the regional property crimes. West Division also handled 32% of the motor vehicle collisions in the Region.

West Division Community Safety Plan