Community Consultative Groups

DATE APPROVED

July 10, 2006

Minute No: P201/06

DATE(S) AMENDED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

DATE REVIEWED

November 15, 2010

Minute No: P292/10

REPORTING REQUIREMENT

Chief of Police to review allowance every three years and report to Board.

LEGISLATION

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

DERIVATION

 

The Toronto Police Services Board is firmly committed to the community consultative process as a key component of community policing and supports consultative groups as part of that process.   Consultation is the vehicle by which the community and the police exchange information, identify issues and develop strategies for maintaining and enhancing community safety. Consultation also allows members of the public the opportunity to take a leadership role in addressing community concerns. In order for the consultative process to be truly effective, the Board believes that consultative groups must be reflective of the communities that they represent. 

For the purpose of this policy, the definition of “consultative groups” includes the following: Community Police Liaison Committees (CPLCs), Community Consultative Committees (CCCs), the Chief’s Advisory Council (CAC) and the Chief’s Youth Advisory Committee.  

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

  1. The Chief of Police will ensure that consultative groups receive adequate resources and support from the Service; 
  1. The Chief of Police will develop procedures and processes to ensure that the membership of the Service’s consultative groups is reflective of the communities that they represent, having regard to, among other things, age, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and ethno-cultural diversity; 
  1. The Chief of Police will review the effectiveness of the consultative groups every three years and implement changes where required. Such review will include input from the greater community; 
  1. Each consultative group will receive $1000.00 in annual funding from the Board’s Special Fund, following the receipt of an annual report from each consultative group detailing the activities and expenditures from the previous year; and 
  1. The Chief of Police will review the annual funding allowance granted to consultative groups every three years to ensure that the consultative groups are adequately resourced to properly fulfil their respective mandates and report any recommendations to the Board. 

 

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