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Over 1,000 Stolen Vehicles Recovered

22 Division
23 Division
Office of the Chief
An 11-month Toronto Police Service (TPS) investigation into car thefts in the city has led to the recovery of 1,080 vehicles and 553 charges laid against 228 people. Project Stallion ran in 22 and 23 Divisions to address the spike in auto and catalytic converter thefts in the divisions that...

Mentors Lead New Constables to Policing

Toronto Police College
A year after arriving with his family from Iraq as refugees in 2011, Parsa Hazeri entered high school in Grade Nine at George S. Henry Academy and became very close to then School Resource Officer Constable Patrick Thompson. “I barely spoke English and I had a hard time adjusting to...

Honouring Humanity and Faith

52 Division
Office of the Chief
Honouring Humanity and Faith Not a day goes by without Parking Enforcement Officer Vijeyakumar Alaguras thinking about his 10-year-daughter who died in a vehicle collision six years ago. Many days, he shed tears. Sitting in the backseat of a car driven by her mom, Shamalee Vijeyakumar was killed in a...

Chief: Expect Increased Police Presence

Office of the Chief
In response to the terrorist attack in Israel last weekend, Chief Myron Demkiw said there will be an increased police presence at Jewish and Palestinian gathering places across the city so residents feel safe in going about their daily lives. At a media conference at police headquarters on October 12,...

Torontonians Honoured for Keeping City Safe

31 Division
55 Division
Office of the Chief
Professional Standards
Shortly after starting his shift at Coxwell Subway Station last January, Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) Operations Supervisor Ben Kirton heard the alarm activation. “When I went to investigate, people were on the platform screaming that a child needed help,” he recalled. Passengers were terrified when they saw a toddler choking....

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