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XXIII ER-006 – Explosives




Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, s. 31(1)(c).

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg.3/99, ss. 21(1), 21(5), 25(2)(a), 25(3).

It is the policy of the Toronto Police Services Board that:

  1. The Chief of Police will ensure that the Service will provide the services of police forced entry explosive technicians and explosive disposal technicians by using Service members, which will be available 24 hours a day and within a reasonable response time;
  2. The Chief of Police will establish procedures that set out the circumstances in which police forced entry explosives and explosive disposal services will be deployed; and
  3. The Chief of Police will:
    1. develop procedures for the initial response to occurrences involving found or suspected explosives;
    2. develop and maintain a manual on the use of police forced entry explosives and explosives disposal services that is available to each member providing that service;
    3. develop a selection process to ensure that members who provide these services have the knowledge, skills and abilities required to deliver these services effectively and safely;
    4. ensure the ongoing training of members providing these services; and
    5. ensure that appropriate equipment is available to members providing these services and used by them.

adequacy standards, emergency response