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Media Invitation, Photo Op,
Toronto Police Service's Analytics and Innovation Unit Recognized as Leaders in Use of Technology,
Award Presentation,
Friday, March 6, 2020, 2 p.m.

Broadcast time: 05:30
Friday, March 6, 2020

Corporate Communications

The Toronto Police Service is proud to be recognized, for a second year in a row, as a leader in the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS). Mr. Ian Williams, Manager of the Analytics and Innovation Unit will accept an award from the Public Sector Digest on behalf of the Service.

The media are cordially invited to attend at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 6 in the Media Gallery at Toronto Police Service Headquarters.

Organizations across North America are gauged on a Geospatial Maturity Index (GMI) to determine their readiness, implementation, and impact in using GIS.

The Service's Analytics and Innovation Unit utilizes GIS as a tool to support analysis, improve management of information, and make current data available to the public. The tool is used every day by Service members, media and the public alike. To review the Service's public data portal, please go to:

The Service's Analytics and Innovation Unit is responsible for Service-wide analysis and reporting of public safety information.

Comprised of both civilian and uniform members, this specialized unit manages key information systems and governance to support decisions about public safety in Toronto.

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Constable Victor Kwong, Corporate Communications for Analytics and Innovation