Media Try Police Training

Photo of Sara Faruqi By Sara Faruqi,
Toronto Police Service
Published at 11:49 a.m., February 22, 2016

Members of the media got a unique view of how police train to make split-second decisions on when and how to use force. From de-escalation tactics such as engaging an emotionally disturbed person in conversation, to understanding when to deploy less-lethal options, the media was shown the different ways police are trained to resolve potentially deadly situations. They were also briefed on the newest less-lethal weapon being introduced to Toronto officers.

Four people, three men and one woman sitting on chairs looking ahead
Members of the media listen to a Training Constable before they start their exercise.
Four people, three men and one woman sitting on chairs looking ahead
Aman wearing a bulletproof vest looks at an officer in uniform as he holds a gun in a holster
A fake violent scene with two people in police gear holding fake guns, pointed at a man holding a knife, a woman behind him is lying still on a bed.
A man with a fake blue gun, pointed towards another man who is holding a fake knife
Wide shot of the chief speaking to the media, there are cameras and lights pointed at him
A man in front of a white board in police trainer uniform explaining something
A man in TPS uniform points a shotgun with orange markings at a person-like target