Police Board to Hold Virtual Town Hall Meeting on July 9, 2020
TORONTO: The Toronto Police Services Board will hold a virtual town hall meeting on July 9, 2020, starting at 9:00 AM.
This forum has been created in response to the thousands of messages that the Board has received, as an opportunity to hear directly from the public on matters concerning police accountability, reform, and community safety priorities. Amid the current pressures created by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board acknowledges that the last month has been particularly difficult for residents of Toronto and the global community, as it relates to police-community relations.
The town hall meeting will follow an open format, and allow the Board to listen, hear the voices of our communities, and to create space in discussing the critical issues of reform, accountability, and community safety.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect the health and wellbeing of all involved while adhering to provincial emergency orders, this town hall meeting will proceed as a virtual meeting. Members of the public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend through our livestream at https://youtu.be/AHYyKbctfSk.
Members of the public who wish to participate, may register at https://tpsb.ca/town-hall-sign-up. The request must be received no later than 12:00pm on July 3, 2020. Once registered, deputants will be contacted directly by email by July 6 with instructions as to how to provide their deputation. When registering, deputants must ensure that they provide an up-to-date e-mail address and telephone number so that they may be reached for follow-up. Individuals who are unable to participate in this format, and require an accommodation should contact the Board’s Administrator, Ms. Diana Achim, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
For those who cannot participate directly in the town hall meeting, we are looking for alternative ways to facilitate consultation with the public, with details to be released shortly.
The Toronto Police Services Board is the civilian body responsible for governing the Toronto Police Service. The Board is responsible for ensuring the provision of adequate and effective police services in the City of Toronto, setting priorities and objectives for the Toronto Police Service, approving the annual police budget and selecting the Chief of Police.
Contact: Sandy Murray