TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Monday December 19, 2016 at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium, 40 College Street. (Please note that this meeting has been rescheduled from Friday December 16, 2016). Copies of the agenda are available on the Board’s website at www.tpsb.ca, from the Board office and limited copies will be available at the meeting.
The Board meeting may be viewed via LiveStream on YouTube using the following link.
Items of interest include:
REPORT OF THE MENTAL HEALTH EXTERNAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
The Board will hear a presentation and receive a report from Dr. Dorothy Cotton and Mr. Hamlin Grange, Co-Chairs, Mental Health External Advisory Committee. This committee was created by the Board in February 2016 to independently assess and evaluate the work of the Service and the Board in dealing with people experiencing mental illness. The report recommends that the Service, in consultation with the Board, should develop, implement and measure the outcomes of a comprehensive “Strategy for Addressing Interactions with People with Mental Problems” with a specific focus on the themes of leadership and culture, use of force and intersectionality.
*please note that this item will be considered at 3PM
JUST THINK 1st CAMPAIGN
Mr. Farley Flex and Mr. Roderick Brereton of Urban Rez Solutions will be in attendance to update the Board on this initiative.
At its June 17, 2016 meeting, the Board approved $99,000 from the Special Fund to cover the cost of the Just Think 1st Campaign. The campaign is a social media, radio and community engagement campaign aimed at generating awareness and education about gun violence and high risk behaviour; it encourages thought processing; and promotes integrated conflict management techniques. Urban Rez Solutions partnered with the Toronto Police Service and community organizations to deliver this initiative.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE OPEN DATA
The Board will consider a report from the Chief regarding Toronto Police Service Open Data, which was deferred from the Board’s November 2016 meeting. This report contains information previously requested by the Board regarding open data. As the report notes, the Toronto Police Service understands the strategic value of information and the benefits of public access to open data. The report provides an overview of the Toronto Police Service Open Data Strategy that has been developed, incorporating recommendations from stakeholders.
SOLE SOURCE AWARD – COMPUTER AIDED DISPATCH SYSTEM AGREEMENT
The Board will consider a report from the Chief recommending that the Board approve a sole source software support and maintenance agreement with Intergraph Canada Ltd., for the Computer Aided Dispatch (C.A.D.) system for a total cost of approximately $3.7M. As the report notes, the C.A.D. system is a critical system for the delivery of 9-1-1 Emergency Services and is essential to the safety of the City. The original C.A.D. system was purchased from Intergraph in 1993 following a competitive procurement process and there have been several enhancements throughout the years. As the report notes, as a result of the significant costs to implement a new system and the fact that the Service has built an excellent relationship with Intergraph over the years and has received good response to its needs, it is recommended that the current maintenance agreement be renewed.