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XLVI LE-019 – Stolen or Smuggled Firearms




Police Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c.P.15, as amended, ss. 31(1)(c), 134.

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg.3/99, s. 12(1)(s). 

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

  1. The Chief of Police will establish and maintain procedures on the processes for undertaking and managing investigations of stolen or smuggled firearms, that require that every firearm that comes into the possession of the police service will be checked to determine whether the firearm:
    1. has been reported stolen or lost;
    2. is legally registered in Canada; or
    3. cannot be traced to a legal origin within Canada;
  2. The Chief of Police will establish procedures and processes on the investigation of stolen or smuggled firearms in accordance with the police service’s criminal investigation management plan; and
  3. The Chief of Police will establish procedures and processes that address the sharing of crime analysis, criminal intelligence and other information on stolen or smuggled firearms with relevant law enforcement agencies and as required by section 134(8)4 of the Police Services Act or as amended.

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