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LXI LE-034 – Sexual Assault Investigations




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)(r).

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

  1. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain procedures and processes that:
    1. require that investigations be undertaken in accordance with the Service’s criminal investigation management plan;
    2. require compliance with the procedures set out in the Ministry of The Solicitor General’ Ontario Major Case Management Manual;
    3. address communications and dispatch, initial response and investigations relating to sexual assaults; and
    4. address community notification.
  2. The Chief of Police will work, where possible, with hospitals and agencies which provide services to victims of sexual assault, including Sexual Assault Treatment Centres, Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Centres and Victim Services, as well as the local Crown Attorney, to ensure a coordinated and effective response to victims of sexual assaults; and
  3. The Chief of Police will address training for officers and other appropriate members on the response to sexual assault occurrences, including victims’ assistance.

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