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Deputy Pogue Recognized for Leadership

Community Safety Command
For the second year in a row, a member of the Toronto Police Service was honoured by the Royal Canadian Military Institute (RCMI) in thanks for serving the community. This year’s dinner was held in partnership with Ontario Women in Law Enforcement (OWLE) to honour Deputy Chief Lauren Pogue, for...

Leadership in Hate Crimes Investigations

Intelligence Services
When ‘Your Ward News’ hit newsstands for the first time in March 2015, many readers were shocked by the overtly racist Neo-Nazi themes and misogynistic remarks. Detective Kiran Bisla, the Toronto Police Service’s Hate Crime Coordinator, was involved in the investigation into the racist content from the beginning. As the...

Tech Award for Sharing Location-Based Data

Analytics & Innovation
Two police officers were honoured for spearheading a way to share real-time information of firearms offenders on bail between Toronto and Durham police services. Toronto Police Service Detective Constable Shaun Hildebrand and Durham Regional Police Service Detective Sergeant Rob Williamson won the 2023 Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP)...

Officers And Civilians Go Above and Beyond

51 Division
Office of the Chief
Two officers, who arrested a suspect in a string of bank robberies in the city, were among many recently honoured with Service Awards. On November 14, 2022, Constables Moritz Lichtenberger and Vyacheslav Biryukov were patrolling the Regent Park & Moss Park area when they heard a broadcast on their police...

Civic Actions Strengthen Social Fabric

Office of the Chief
Professional Standards
Colleagues at a bagel shop in the city who rescued a woman from harming herself were recognized with Community Member Awards at Toronto Police Service headquarters. On September 26, 2022, Eric Alba and Gordana Sorial were working at the bagel shop when an unknown woman walked into the kitchen area,...

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