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IV AI-002 – Skills Development and Learning Plan


Chief to report to Board once every year


Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended,

s. 31(1)(c).

Adequacy and Effectiveness of Police Services,

O. Reg. 3/99, s. 33.

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that the Chief of Police will prepare once every three years, a skills development and learning plan that:

  1. Includes the plan’s objectives with an overview of the Service’s existing and future skills development and learning needs;
  2. Promotes innovative and cost-effective delivery of skills development and learning, identifying potential partnerships with other service providers;
  3. Supports the implementation of a program to coach and mentor new officers and any other Service personnel as required;
  4. Ensures the development and maintenance of knowledge, skills and abilities of Service members, consistent with the Adequacy Standards Regulation;
  5. Engages the communities of Toronto and seeks opportunities for partnership with experts from the community, including individuals with lived experience, in the development and delivery of training, where possible;
  6. Emphasizes the importance of organizational learning;
  7. Addresses the responsibility of members for career development and skills development and learning.
  8. Ensures that the plan addresses the training and sharing of information with officers, communications operators and supervisors on;
    1. protocols; and
    2. conflict resolution and use of force related to persons who may be emotionally disturbed, or may have a developmental disability;
  9. Includes an evaluation plan to ensure the effectiveness and impact of the Service’s training; and
  10. Is consistent with the Adequacy Standards Regulation.


Furthermore, it is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that:

  1. The Chief of Police will prepare an annual report to the Board with the findings of the evaluations of training carried out during the year.

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