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LXIII LE-036 – Child Pornography - Internet Child Exploitation Investigations




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

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services, O. Reg. 3/99, s 12(1)(b) & 29

The Board shares the serious societal concern with the crime of child pornography and internet sexual exploitation and the consequent victimization of minors.  It is the intent of this policy to ensure that such victimization is addressed effectively and promptly, and that the psychological well-being of Service Members dealing with these crimes is looked after.

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

  1. The Chief of Police will develop and maintain procedures and processes for undertaking and managing investigations regarding child pornography and internet child exploitation in accordance with the Service’s criminal investigation management plan;
  2. The Chief of Police will notify the Provincial Strategy to Protect Children from Sexual Abuse and Exploitation on the Internet (Provincial Strategy) of every arrest of suspected child pornography and internet child exploitation; and
  3. The Chief of Police will ensure support is provided to manage the psychological well-being of Members to acknowledge risks associated with long-term effects from exposure to child pornography and internet child exploitation investigation-related activities.

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