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Media advisory,
Friday, June 8, 2018, 5:30 p.m.,
DMZ Sandbox at Ryerson University,
341 Yonge Street,
Toronto Police Service Hackathon,

Broadcast time: 13:34
Friday, June 8, 2018

Strategy Management

On Friday, June 8, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., at Ryerson University, Toronto Chief of Police Mark Saunders will launch the first-ever Toronto Police Service hackathon, #HackTPS, in Ryerson’s DMZ.

Over the course of 48 hours, 150 developers, designers and innovators will be challenged to use technology to enhance real-time data and information sharing to enhance community safety in our city. Engaging the communities is an important element in the Toronto Police Service’s continued efforts to keep Toronto the safest city in North America.

Participants will be competing to win $10,000 and the opportunity to turn their innovative community safety ideas into a reality with TPS and DMZ.

WHAT: Toronto Police Service Hackathon/#HackTPS

WHEN: Friday, June 8, 2018, at 5:30 p.m., media sign-in begins at 5 p.m.

WHERE: DMZ Sandbox at Ryerson University
341 Yonge Street, Room 312
Toronto, ON, M5B 1S1

Toronto Police Service
Sandra Buckler
Strategic Communications
647 535 8693

Ahmed Saleh
Public Relations, the DMZ at Ryerson University
647 622 8674

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Sandra Buckler, Strategic Communications