Community Safety Command40 College St., Toronto, ON , M5G 2J3
Unit Commander: Deputy Chief Michael Federico
Community Safety Command encompasses 4000 police officers, 200 civilians and 17 police divisions. The divisions are organized geographically, with Central Field containing the former cities of York, East York and Toronto and Area Field covering the former cities of Etobicoke, North York and Scarborough. Most uniformed officers belong to a division and combined, those divisions are the front line of the Toronto Police Service.
In addition, Community Safety Command is responsible for the Toronto Police Operations Centre (TPOC). TPOC monitors police operations in real-time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and seeks to utilize the newest available technologies to manage crime and traffic, effectively disperse resources and mitigate risk.
The Divisional Policing Support Unit (DPSU), which amalgamated the Toronto Anti-Violence Strategy (TAVIS), the Transit Patrol Unit and the Community Mobilization Unit and introduced a number of new projects to increase community and youth engagement, is also under the direction of Community Safety Command.
At the core of Community Safety Command is the Planning Office, which not only oversees the day to day operations, but actively focuses on Research & Innovation and leveraging technology to create a more efficient organization. As well, the Planning Office is committed to Future Planning, including encouraging youth to be involved through the Youth in Police Initiative (YIPI).