Take Part in TPS Modernization

By Ron Fanfair, Toronto Police Service Published: 10:13 a.m. July 15, 2016
Updated: 10:44 a.m. July 18, 2016

Toronto Police will be conducting eight community consultation sessions across the city, in the next four months, as it seeks to ensure that the Service is keeping pace with changing needs and expectations.

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´┐╝The Way Forward: Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto
Have your say in the Modernization of the Toronto Police Service
The mission of the Toronto Police Service is and always will be Community Safety; how we fulfill that mission is changing. You are invited to attend one of the consultation sessions below to learn more and to have your say about the future of your police service.
The Transformational Task Force is holding public consultations throughout the city this summer

The Transformational Task Force (TTF) has outlined a new model of policing, laid out in an interim report released on June 16, entitled The Way Forward: Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto.

TTF co-chairs Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) Chair Andy Pringle jointly released the interim report, prepared by the task force made up of Service members and members of the public.

The report contains 24 recommendations, some of which can be implemented right away, while others will be phased in.

“A big part of the next step is the community consultation,” said Detective Sergeant Gregory Watts, a TTF member. “We really want to have residents of the city provide their input into the modernization of our Service.”

Watt said the consultation process with the community will take the form of interactive sessions.

“We will have tables set up with the recommendations, fact sheets to hand out to the public and task force members at each table, asking questions and taking feedback that will be recorded,” he added.

"How we relate to the public, how we deliver our services, access to services, affordability and sustainability and culture change are the five transformation pieces. Now that the public has had a chance to see this, we want to know where they feel the police are needed the most, what partnerships can the Service engage in to make the city safe and, using their lens, what are the complex needs of a large city like Toronto."

How we relate to the public, how we deliver our services, access to services, affordability and sustainability and culture change are the five transformation pieces. Now that the public has had a chance to see this, we want to know where they feel the police are needed the most, what partnerships can the Service engage in to make the city safe and, using their lens, what are the complex needs of a large city like Toronto.

 The first community consultation session takes place on Tuesday, July 19, at Etobicoke Civic Centre, 399 The West Mall, from 6-9 p.m.

The other sessions are on July 25, from 5-8 p.m. at Access Point on Danforth, 3079 Danforth Ave; August 3, from 6-9 p.m. at Rexdale Hub, 21 Panorama Court; August 9, from 5-8 p.m. at The Learning Enrichment Foundation, 116 Industry St.; August 22, from 5-8 p.m. at Barbara Frum Library, 20 Covington Rd.; September 7, from 5-8 p.m. at Driftwood Community entre, 4401 Jane St.; September 13, from 5-8 p.m. at McGregor Park Community Centre, 2231 Lawrence Ave E. and November 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Chief Saunders and Chair Pringle will attend all sessions.

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