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Tartan Details - York Regional Police

The information held within The Scottish Register of Tartans for the "York Regional Police" tartan is shown below. 

Reference: 12727
Designer: Waugh, James & York Regional Police
Tartan date: 12/07/2019
Registration date: 5 February 2020
Category: Corporate
Restrictions: Yes. Intended to be worn by those authorised by the Chief of Police, York Regional Police.
May only be woven with authority from the Chief of Police, York Regional Police.

Registration notes: In 2019, members of York Regional Police, Canada, designed tartans to reflect the history and traditions of the service. Chief of Police Eric Joliffe selected the tartan designed by Sergeant Major James Waugh. Colours: red represents Canada, and the flag from the Governor General’s Horse Guards unit; yellow represents the maple leaves of the 14 municipal police services which amalgamated in 1971 to become York Regional Police; black represents the uniforms worn by the support service and the act of remembrance; white represents the purity of the intent to serve and the ‘White Rose of York’ from the 3rd York Militia Regimental colour, a replica of which hangs in the Atrium at York Regional Headquarters; blue represents the uniform worn by the frontline uniformed officers and green represents the tunics worn by the 3rd York Militia during the War of 1812, the predecessors of York Regional Police.
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