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XXVIII LE-001 – Community Patrol




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, s. 4(1)-(4).

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

  1. The Chief of Police will ensure that the Service will provide community patrol consisting of general patrol and directed patrol in areas and times considered necessary and appropriate, by using Service members;
  2. The Chief of Police will establish procedures and processes on community patrol, including when directed patrol is considered necessary or appropriate, based on such factors as crime, call and public disorder analysis, criminal intelligence, road safety and any other relevant factor as determined by the Chief of Police; and
  3. The Chief of Police will, in extraordinary circumstances, at their discretion, obtain the assistance of another police service to enhance the Toronto Police Service’s capacity to respond to emergency calls for service or to provide community patrol.

adequacy standards, law enforcement, community-based policing