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Terry James and Jean Augustine honoured at TPS Black History Month event

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
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Deputy Chief Lauren Pogue said James and Augustine deserve the honour. “Your legacy and your impact encourage us all to do better and to ensure a better future for all,” she added. Pogue reiterated that the Service is committed to diversity and inclusion. “Chief Myron Demkiw, our Command Team and...

Black Liaison Officer Connects to Community

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Community policing appeals to Constable Curtis Celestine. After spending five years as a School Resource Officer and a stint as a Neighbourhood Officer in 55 Division where he started his career 12 years ago, Celestine is enjoying his role as the Service’s Black Liaison Officer. Working in the Community Partnerships...

Celebrating Black Trailblazers

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Three decades ago, Toronto Police Service (TPS) celebrated Black History Month (BHM) for the first time at headquarters. Sergeant Terry James, who migrated from Grenada in her teenage years, conceived the observance celebration. Joining the Service in the summer of 1980, she was among 10 women in her class of...

Black History Month celebrated at police headquarters

Office of the Chief
Toronto Police Chief Myron Demkiw extended condolences to the family and friends of Tyre Nichols and the entire Memphis community at the Service’s Black History Month (BHM) celebration at police headquarters on February 3. Nichols died last month after an encounter with Memphis police officers. “The tragic event has greatly...

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