Police Board to meet Thursday, October 26, 2017

TORONTO:  The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday October 26, 2017 at 1:00 PM in the Auditorium, 40 College Street.  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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JOoA5qhL5U

Those members of the public who would like to make a deputation to the Board regarding an item on the agenda should refer to the Notice for Making a Deputation at this link.

Items of interest include:

Chair Andy Pringle will administer the oath of office and the oath of  secrecy to Ms. Uppala Chandrasekera who has been appointed to the Board by the Executive Council of Ontario for a three-year term of office.

The Board will consider a report from Councillor Shelley Carroll, Chair, Toronto Police Services Board Budget Committee, recommending the approval of the Toronto Police Service 2018 operating budget, the Toronto Police Service 2018 to 2027 capital program, the Toronto Police Service 2018 Parking Enforcement Unit operating budget and the Toronto Police Services Board 2018 operating budget requests.  As the report notes, the Toronto Police Service’s 2018 net operating budget request is $1,005.3 Million (M), a 0% increase over the 2017approved budget.  Councillor Carroll also recommends that the Board forward the report, and its attachments, to the City’s Budget Committee for consideration and to the City’s Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer for information. 

The Board will consider a report from Chief Saunders containing the Modernization Plan for Human Resources in Support of The Way Forward Implementation.  Ms. Jeanette May, Director, Human Resources will deliver a presentation with regard to this report.  The report recommends that the Board approve the strategic direction for the modernization of the Toronto Police Service’s human resources function as outlined in this report, including the filling, over the next three years, of the required positions outlined in the new organizational chart and that the Board authorize the Chief to move forward with the implementation of the new human resources strategic direction.  The report also recommends that the Board approve a number of new civilian job descriptions and classifications for positions within People and Culture.  As the report states, the modernization plan will allow People and Culture to demonstrate its relevance to the organization, and its important role as a catalyst for change, cultivator of culture, and driver of performance.
The Board will consider a report from the Chief containing the second quarterly report regarding access to Historical Contact Data.  The Board will also consider a report from the Regulated Interactions Review Panel outlining their findings related to the Chief’s report.   The Chief’s report has been provided pursuant to the Board’s policy entitled “Regulated Interaction with the Community and the Collection of Identifying Information” which includes a requirement for the Chief to provide to the Board, on a quarterly basis, a public report on requests, approvals, and purpose(s) for access to Historical Contact Data as well as whether or not access fulfilled the purpose(s) for which it was granted.  The Board policy also established a panel to review and make recommendations to the Board regarding access.  The report notes that the Review Panel is generally satisfied with the Chief’s response to its previous recommendations.  However, the Review Panel has recommended that that the Service develop a process to report how many Freedom of Information requests actually result in the accessing of the Historical Contact Data, as authorized by the Chief and that the Chief provide information as to the measures taken to reduce the number of people assigned to facilitate operational access to Historical Contact Data.

Contact:  Sandy Murray