POLICE BOARD TO MEET ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016
Police Board to meet next Thursday
TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday November 17, 2016 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:
REVISED BOARD POLICY: REGULATED INTERACTION WITH THE COMMINITY AND THE COLLECTION OF IDENTIFYING INFORMATION
The Board will consider reports from the Chair, and Mr. Frank Addario, counsel to the Board, with respect to the revised policy entitled “Regulated Interaction with the Community and the Collection of Identifying Information.” Mr. Addario will also provide a presentation to the Board regarding an overview of the revised policy. As the Chair’s report notes in recommending approval of the policy, this policy is the culmination of an extremely comprehensive process that included detailed legal analysis, extensive community consultation and a thorough consideration of the operational realities of policing.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE OPEN DATA
The Board will consider a report from the Chief regarding Toronto Police Service Open Data. 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.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT ON HEALTHY WORKPLACE INITIATIVES
The Board will consider a report from the Chief containing the 2016 Annual Report on Healthy Workplace Initiatives. The report includes an overview of health and wellness initiatives including training, nutrition programs, mental health and wellness initiatives, including the Road to Mental Readiness program, the Ontario Police Fitness Award program, psychological services, including the Employee and Family Assistance Program (E.F.A.P.), and chaplaincy services.
NEW FEE – CRIMINAL RECORD AND JUDICIAL MATTERS CHECK
The Board will consider a report from the Chief recommending approval for a new fee for Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Checks. As the report states, the City of Toronto Act allows the Board to implement a fee to recover costs incurred in providing administrative services. This report provides the Board with recommendations arrived at after consultation with surrounding police agencies, and in accordance with the legislative requirement that mandates the implementation of an additional measure of screening known as the Criminal Record and Judicial Matters Check.
TORONTO POLICE SERVICE OPERATING BUDGET VARIANCE REPORT
The Board will consider a report from the Chief regarding the 2016 Operating Budget Variance Report for the Toronto Police Service for the period ending September 30 2016. As of this date, the Service is projecting a favourable variance of $8.9M, which includes taking $4.8M of one-time unbudgeted revenues into income.