Mission: To create a downtown environment free from criminal activity.

A safe downtown hinges on open communication and effective collaboration with and between the police, sheriffs, elected officials, and the business community. We are working towards this goal by taking on projects such as environmental design, addressing vagrancy and nuisance issues, community policing, and data collection and monitoring.

2016 Public safety by the numbers

  • Deployed an additional 144 law enforcement hours Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in the summer, thanks to a partnership with Better York. 
  • Partnered with the York City Police Department to facilitate citizen policing training for the Downtown Clean-Up Crew.
  • Held a community safety merchant workshop to facilitate ongoing dialogue between business owners and the City Police Department.
  • Initiated the 2016 Downtown Inc Security Camera Grant Reimbursement Program.