Police Board to hold Hybrid Public meeting on December 19, 2023
TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Tuesday December 19, 2023 at 11:00AM.
The agenda is available on the Board’s website at: https://www.tpsb.ca/meetings.
Members of the public who wish to make a deputation may register using the regular process, at https://www.tpsb.ca/meetings/making-a-deputation. The request must be received no later than 12:00PM on Monday December 18, 2023.
The Board’s meeting will proceed as a hybrid meeting.
Sign-up to make a deputation
If you wish to sign up to make a deputation on an item, please use our Making a Deputation sign-up form: https://www.tpsb.ca/meetings/making-a-deputation. Registered deputants will have the option of making their deputation in-person or virtually. Virtual deputations would be available either by video via WebEx, or audio-only by phone.
In addition, members of the public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting as an observer through our livestream at: https://youtube.com/live/mjMFyNcfS2E
Items of Interest at this Board meeting include:
2024 BUDGET REQUESTS – SERVICE AND BOARD
The Board will hear a presentation and consider a number of reports regarding the Service’s 2024 budget requests. These include the 2024 Toronto Police Service Operating Budget Request, the 2023-2032 Toronto Police Service Capital Program Request, and the 2024 Parking Enforcement Unit Operating Budget Request. The Board will also consider a report regarding the Board’s 2024 Operating Budget Request.
The Chief is recommending that the Board approve the Service’s 2024 net operating budget request of $1,186.5M, a $20M or 1.7% increase over the 2023 approved budget. As the report states, the 2024 budget focuses on the need to provide adequate and effective policing services for the city of Toronto, while ensuring costs are contained as much as possible. The Chief’s report notes that the provision of those services is dependent on an adequate number of deployed officers required for a city with Toronto’s unique challenges and characteristics, and associated costs required to support those officers, as they seek to fulfil their duties and serve the people of Toronto.
As the report also states, this budget recognizes that “time matters.” The report details the budget’s focus as maintaining and improving core service delivery through: increasing front-line resources to focus on emergency response times, augmenting investigative capacity for timely case closure, successful outcomes in court by complying with Direction of the Courts in respect of newly mandated strict time limits for disclosure, and improving oversight and accountability through supervision.
As with all meetings, a recording of this meeting will be posted and archived to the Toronto Police Service YouTube account at https://www.youtube.com/TorontoPolice for members of the public to access later at their convenience.