POLICE BOARD TO MEET THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21, 2017

TORONTO:  The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday September 21, 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 this link.

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:

MONTHLY STATISTICAL BRIEFING
The Board will hear a presentation from Mr. Ian Williams, Manager of Business Intelligence & Analytics - Strategy Management Unit, regarding the new Monthly Statistical Briefing.  As part of The Way Forward Recommendation 17, the Monthly Statistical Briefing is intended to contribute to improving public understanding of policing, improve transparency and enhance confidence through the sharing of public safety information.  Included within this briefing is a city-wide overview of statistical indicators, year-over-year comparisons, and the most recent monthly geographic mapping of mental health-related calls for service, Mental Health Act apprehensions, violent crime, traffic (tickets, collisions, and fatalities), as well as administrative information.

REPORTS ARISING FROM CHIEF’S ADMINISTRATION INVESTIGATIONS
The Board will consider a number of reports from Chief Saunders related to chief’s administrative investigations, conducted and reported pursuant to section 11 of the Police Services Act. These reports are used to review policy, procedures, service, officer conduct and training, among other areas, to identify any gaps and recommend changes where necessary.
 
RESPONSE TO JURY RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE INQUEST INTO THE DEATH OF DAVID ANDREW DOUCETTTE
The Board will consider a report from Chief Saunders regarding the Service’s response to jury recommendations from the inquest into the death of David Andrew Doucette.  Mr. Doucette died after an interaction with police on February 18, 2015.  The inquest was conducted in December 2016 and the jury made six recommendations, with five directed to the Toronto Police Service.  The recommendations relate to exploring the use of less-lethal use of force options and Conducted Energy Weapons (C.E.W.s), enhancing communication between officers and dispatchers, and amassing and disseminating information about specific housing locations.  As the report notes, the Service concurs with and is in compliance, or in the process of implementing, three of the recommendations; however the Service has concerns with two of the recommendations and will proceed carefully, attempting to resolve issues and challenges through internal and external consultations. 
 
VENDORS OF RECORD – SEATING SYSTEMS, SPEED MEASURING DEVICES AND FACIAL RECOGNITION SYSTEM
The Board will consider three reports from Chief Saunders recommending approval to award contracts.  The first report relates to the approval of Ergo-Industrial Seating Systems as the vendor of record for the supply and delivery of office seating furniture, an arrangement established by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services and available to the broader public sector.  The second relates to the approval of Davtech Analytical Services as the vendor of record for the supply and delivery of handheld Lidar devices, a speed measuring device.  The third report recommends that the Board approve the delegation of authority to the Chief to award a contract for a facial recognition system, following a fair and open procurement process.
 
 

Contact:  Sandy Murray
 416-808-8090