Message from the Chief
The Toronto Police Service is a world leader when it comes to policing in a major metropolitan city.
I have had many opportunities to sit at tables with community members and professional colleagues and I hear time after time their praise for the things that we do.
I know they are right because I see the things the officers and civilians of the Service do every single day to make this city great.
From arresting bad guys, to caring for vulnerable communities, to providing reliable support to frontline officers, I am proud of the work that each and every one of them do.
It is why I wanted to be Chief of Police.
Our people are our greatest asset and we must invest in their successes by giving them the best technology and resources.
While our policing services have changed to meet the needs of your communities, the model on which these services are based has not changed in decades.
With urbanization, diversity, the exponential growth of the city, and yes, budget challenges, we must make changes to the way we do business.
It is another reason why I wanted to be Chief. It is a great honour to lead a Service that is seizing the exciting opportunity to take charge of its own transformation.
What will not change is our commitment to uphold our responsibilities under the Police Services Act.
We will always do what we are required to do to ensure community safety.
However, when this review is complete, the Toronto Police Service will be different.
We will benefit from new technologies by staying continuously connected and by ensuring the right people end up in the right place, at the right time.
We will develop new partnerships and improve on existing ones so we can reduce the demands on the Service.
For many areas of the Service, we will explore other ways of doing business.
Our focus is to ensure that our staffing and our work efforts are providing the best value for you.
This is an opportunity that we have not had before. It is a chance to truly influence the future of policing in this city.
Chief Mark Saunders
Consulting with the Community
New Dates & Times!
The Toronto Police Service continues to consult with the public on the Transformational Task Force Interim Report and its 24 recommendations.
Many have already taken time out of busy day-to-day schedules to attend one of the consultation sessions and provide input that will be used as the Service develops its Final Report.
Many have expressed an interest in attending a consultation session but have been unable to for a variety of reasons. In addition, we have heard that our usual start time of 5 p.m. is too early for most people to attend. As a result, the following sessions have been added or rescheduled.
Please make special note of the details:
|Wed., October 26, 2016||6:30 – 9:30pm||Danforth Collegiate and Technical Institute||800 Greenwood Ave.|
|Wed., November 2, 2016||6:30 – 9:30pm||Mother Theresa High School||40 Sewells Rd.|
|Sat., November 5, 2016||1 – 4pm||City Hall||100 Queen St. W|
There is still opportunity to provide your feedback through our online Have Your Say portal. Please visit our website to provide an email or video message to the Transformational Task Force.
The TTF Interim Report was released on June 17, 2016 and, if implemented, will develop a modernized police model with a focus on community safety by directing resources to where the public needs them most, embracing partnerships, and concentrating on the complex needs of our large city. For more information about the Transformational Task Force, please contact Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, at 416-808-7095.
Consultations with the Commercial Sector
The Transformational Task Force (TTF) will host a commercial sector consultation day on Wednesday, October 5, 2016. We want to hear from members of the private sector who may have concepts and ideas to share about the future of the Toronto Police Service.
Consultations with the Academic Sector
Academic stakeholders are being invited to present submissions focusing on the principles, goals, and recommendations. The Transformational Task Force (TTF) will be hosting an academic consultation day on Wednesday, September 28.