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LXXIV LE-047 – Police Response to High-Risk Individuals




Police Services Act (PSA) s. 41(1.1) as amended by the Community Safety Act, 1997.

Adequacy & Effectiveness of Police Services,O. Reg. 3/99, ss. 6, 7(2).

Disclosure of Personal Information O. Reg. 265/98

Freedom of information and Protection of Privacy Act, s. 11(1), 5(1).


  1. High Risk Individuals: as defined in the Ministry of the Solicitor General Adequacy Standards Guideline entitled Police Response to High Risk Individuals.


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

  1. The Chief of Police will work in partnership, where possible, with the local Crown Attorney, appropriate community members and agencies, including health care providers, government agencies, municipal officials, other criminal justice agencies, including law enforcement agencies, as well as victim services to ensure a coordinated and effective strategy to deal with high risk individuals;
  2. The Chief of Police will ensure that the strategy addresses:
    1. Bail opposition consistent with the Ministry’s guideline on Bail and Violent Crime;
    2. Dangerous offender and long term offender applications;
    3. High Risk Offender National Flagging System and requirements of CPIC;
    4. Information sharing;
    5. Case management planning;
    6. Judicial restraint orders;
    7. Victim assistance; and
    8. Disclosure of information, including community notification and safety planning; and
  3. The Chief of Police will ensure that the Service’s skills development and learning plan addresses the training and sharing of information with officers, communication operators/dispatchers and supervisors on the police response to high-risk individuals.

law enforcement, adequacy standards, vulnerable populations, investigation of crimes, interaction with public