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Volunteering in Uniform

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Toronto Police College
The latest class of 30 Auxiliary Officers, who serve with the Toronto Police Service in a volunteer role, graduated this week. Acting Staff Superintendent Shannon Dawson said Auxiliary officers support the Service in building and maintaining trust with the communities the organization serves. “I know you will be guided by...

Volunteer Awards Show TPS' Best

Office of the Chief
Despite a few negative interactions with police nearly five decades ago, Melville D’Mello chooses to dwell on the positive ones. “The officers listened to what I had to say and treated me with respect,” he said. “I remember that and when the time came for me to make a decision...

Auxiliary Officer Helps Revive Man

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
A Toronto Police Auxiliary member saved a passenger in medical distress at Pearson International Airport. Working as an Air Canada Customer Service agent at Terminal 1, Farhang Irani was at a counter assisting a passenger with a missing bag when another staff member informed him that someone had fallen down...

Volunteer Officers Give Back

Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
After spending time volunteering with food drives and as a Greek Community Toronto Board Director, Gina Tassopoulos’ elderly neighbour convinced her to take the act of giving freely to the next level. While chatting outside their homes last summer, retired Toronto Police officer and ex-military member Frank Curina, 86, encouraged...

Honouring Vital Work of Volunteers

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Community Partnerships and Engagement Unit
Office of the Chief
Since 2017, Rajat Raj has been volunteering with Toronto Police Service (TPS) and he relishes every moment. “I want to get into policing and I see this as the perfect stepping stone to learn as I prepare for that role,” he said. “I like to engage with community and I...

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