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Media advisory,
Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.,
Wigwamen Residence, 20 Sewells Road,
Toronto Police Service Hosts Community Conversation:
Build The Block T.O.

Broadcast time: 16:22
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

42 Division

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at 6 p.m., at the Wigwamen Residence , 20 Sewells Road, Deputy Chief Peter Yuen will host a community conversation on the Neighbourhood Officer Program. Called Build The Block T.O., the Toronto Police Service is asking the public to share its thoughts on neighbourhood policing.

The location had been previously released as the Malvern Community Centre.

After a presentation by Deputy Chief Yuen, members of the community will know why their neighbourhood was chosen for this new program and what they can expect in the coming months.

Attendees will then be asked key questions that will help inform how the officers are selected, what training they should have and how best they can serve the public going forward as the Toronto Police Service looks to create an enhanced Neighbourhood Officer program.

The conversation will also be available on social media and can be followed via #BuildTheBlockTO on Twitter.

The meeting will be livestreamed on Facebook:

To receive a notification when live, please respond "interested or going" on this Facebook event.

This is the first of six community conversations. The next five will take place:

June 14, Etobicoke Civic Centre
June 19, Warden Hilltop Community Centre
June 20, Kennedy Park Neighbourhood
June 25, 4020 Dundas Street West
June 26, Chester Le Community Centre

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Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for Deputy Chief Peter Yuen