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Community Joins in Prayer Walk

Community Safety Command
For the first time, Toronto Police Service members and faith leaders simultaneously walked in every Division in the city on April 11. “I am happy to be participating in this interfaith initiative to promote spiritual support, prayer, peace and reconciliation,” said Deputy Chief Lauren Pogue, who joined Toronto Police Chaplain...

Pastor Shows Faith in His City

55 Division
Pastor Wendell Gibbs realized many years ago that the faith community could be a vital link between police and the public they are sworn to serve. It began years earlier as an Assistant Pastor in the Heron Park neighbourhood connecting police officers with members of their community. He has since...

Uniting Through Faith

Office of the Chief


Every month for the last 18 years, Toronto Police Neighbourhood Officers in 23 Division and Black faith leaders have walked through Etobicoke, meeting community members and engaging them in prayer. Led by Andrew King and Carmen Lewis, the Etobicoke Strategy could soon be implemented in every Division across the city....

Prayer Walks Strengthen Faith in Policing

55 Division
Police officers joined faith leaders in community Prayer Walks to strengthen ties between the faith community, police and larger community as a whole. Walks were held in Malvern, Regent Park and Flemingdon Park on May 31. Toronto Police Service Acting Chief Rob Johnson, Superintendent Kim O’Toole and 55 Division Neighbourhood...

Joining Clergy in Conversation on Equity

Information Technology Command
Office of the Chief
Strategy Management
Chief Myron Demkiw acknowledged the Black community’s lived experiences of anti-Black racism and systemic discrimination and said the Toronto Police Service (TPS) is actively addressing the unfortunate reality. “I know that the challenges that many members of Black communities have faced in our city have been exacerbated by high-profile events...

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