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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....

Organized Retail Theft $5 Billion Problem

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Organized retail crime is a $5 billion industry in Canada annually, leading to increased prices at checkout and violence against employees. To address the growing issue that affects more 87% of independent retailers, Toronto Crime Stoppers launched an organized retail crime awareness campaign on October 3 at police headquarters. The...

Championing Mental Health

Office of the Chief


Lanie Schachter-Snipper, the head of Mental Health & Wellbeing at Toronto Police Service, is the recipient of this year’s Canada Beyond the Blue Champions of Change Leadership Award. Chief Myron Demkiw made the presentation at this year’s gala for the charitable organization that strengthens and supports police service members, both...

Honouring Resiliency of Indigenous Peoples

Office of the Chief
To mark the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Toronto Police Service members raised the Every Child Matters flag at police headquarters. The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is observed on September 30. The day is set aside to honour the healing journey of Residential School survivors and their...

Commendations for TPS, Community

51 Division
Corporate Communications
Traffic Services


In his 23 years on the job, Sergeant Dean Rodney has been involved in physical confrontations when responding to emergencies and trying to make arrests. “This comes with the work you do,” he said, of having to fend off an assault. Facing a suspect with a knife in a Scarborough...

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