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TPS launches Connected Officer program at 51 Division,
Significant modernization initiative



Broadcast time: 12:10
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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The first phase of the Connected Officer program is launching at 51 Division. This launch comes after months of work, including a detailed assessment of devices, Service-wide member engagement, evaluation and time invested by the working group of members from across the Service. By the end of February, 236 officers will have received their Service-issued mobile devices.

“Today’s frontline officers require technology that gives them increased access to real-time information and, as part of our modernization effort, we are doing just that,” explained Inspector Domenic Sinopoli. “Not only will officers be able to problem-solve faster, on the spot – not in a scout car or back at a station - their Service-issued device will also provide a direct connection to members of the community, an important component of keeping the Toronto Police Service connected with the people we serve.”

The Connected Officer program provides the ability of extending the use of modern technology that enables frontline members to receive and communicate information in a timely way, regardless of where they are. Enhanced use of technology and access to investigative databases on the device, such as Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC), mugshots, and Ministry of Transportation (MTO) information, is important to frontline members and the continued safety of Torontonians.

The deployment of Service-issued mobile devices has three phases of implementation and is expected to be completed by December 2020, when there will be Service-issued devices in the hands of all frontline members.

About the Action Plan: The Way Forward
Mandated to look beyond the way policing is currently done in Toronto, the Transformational Task Force (TTF) proposed a modernized policing model for the city that is innovative, sustainable, and affordable. The model places communities at its core, optimizes the use of resources and technology, and embraces partnerships as a means of enhancing capacity and capability. The final report – Action Plan: The Way Forward – contains 32 recommendations and was accepted by the Toronto Police Services Board in February 2017 as the Service’s Business Plan for the next three years.

To check progress for each recommendation, visit: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/scorecard/

To read more about this, and the entire Action Plan: The Way Forward, visit: www.tps.on.ca/thewayforward.com

For more information, please contact Sandra Buckler at sandra.buckler@torontopolice.on.ca.


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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications