Police Board to hold Virtual Meeting on Thursday October 28, 2021
TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Thursday October 28, 2021 at 9AM.
Given the current COVID-19 pandemic, and to protect the health and well-being of all involved while adhering to provincial and Toronto Public Health orders and guidance, this Board Meeting will proceed as a virtual meeting. Members of the public and media are welcome and encouraged to attend the meeting through our livestream at: https://youtu.be/2xdV4rcCKHM.
Items of Interest at this virtual Board meeting include:
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND ENGAGEMENT UNIT ON F.O.C.U.S. TABLES
Deputy Chief Peter Yuen will make a presentation to the Board regarding the work of the Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit on F.O.C.U.S. tables. Furthering Our Community by Uniting Services, or F.O.C.U.S., is an innovative, collaborative risk driven approach to community safety, co-led by the City of Toronto, United Way Toronto and the Toronto Police Service, that aims to reduce risk, harm, crime, victimization and improve community resiliency and wellbeing.
The presentation will detail, among other things, the 2021 expansion of F.O.C.U.S, the Situation Table process, the most recent annual statistics, data and highlights, a profile of who is being served, and the research and evaluation related to this work. The presentation will note that in 2021, the Service continued to be the single largest originating agency, referring over 70% of the situations brought before the F.O.C.U.S. tables..
SENIOR OFFICER UNIFORM PROMOTIONS
The Board will consider a report from Chief Ramer recommending the promotion of four Senior Officers to the rank of Staff Superintendent, with one remaining in an eligibility pool for a future promotion. As noted in the report, as part of the promotional process to the rank of Staff Superintendent, ten candidates submitted a resume outlining their qualifications. The qualifications included career history, education, awards and significant contributions to the Service and the community. As noted in the report, six candidates met the qualifications and were interviewed in September 2021 by a panel comprised of Command and Senior Officers. Following the completion of this interview process, five candidates were identified and placed on a Staff Superintendent eligibility list. The names and career details of each of the candidates are included in the report.
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.
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.