XXXIV LE-007 – Hate or Bias Motivated Crime

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Annual Report

LEGISLATION

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. 12(1)(h).

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

  1. The Chief of Police will establish and maintain a dedicated unit to investigate hate/bias motivated crime.
  2. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain procedures and processes for undertaking and managing investigations into hate or bias motivated crime;
  3. The Chief of Police will ensure that community organizations, school boards, victims' organizations, social services agencies, and the media are informed about the police service's procedures for investigating hate/bias motivated crime;
  4. The Chief of Police will ensure that the police service works, where possible, with community organizations, school boards, victims’ organizations, and social service agencies to prevent the repetition of hate/bias motivated crime and to counter the activities of organized hate groups in the community;
  5. The Chief of Police will ensure that officers are provided with information on hate/bias motivated crime; and
  6. The Chief of Police will ensure that the police service works with other law enforcement and government agencies to respond to hate/bias motivated crime and the activities of organized hate groups.

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