Toronto Shield

Toronto Shield is an information-sharing partnership between executive-level public and private professionals and the Toronto Police Service to promote awareness for emerging and evolving situations within Toronto related to emergency preparedness and security.

Toronto Shield is part of the Global Shield Network of 45 law enforcement and intelligence agencies worldwide.

Toronto Shield is not an avenue to report crime or suspicious activity to the Toronto Police Service.

  • In an Emergency or to report suspicious activity in progress, Call 9-1-1

  • If you are safe and there is no emergency, sense of urgency, or crime in progress, please visit or call 416-808-2222

  • To report anonymously, please call Toronto Crime Stoppers at 416-222-TIPS (8477) or visit

  • If you’re not sure what services you need, please visit Make the Right Call

Working Together

As a member of the Global Shield Network, Toronto Shield receives and shares information provided by Global Shield partners from around the world for the timely education of emerging situations internationally.

This program aims to keep partners informed of developing local and global upcoming events, trends, and any threats based on open-source information.

Toronto Shield addresses private and public sector organizations on both an industry and geographic-specific basis, making it possible to provide relevant information based on the needs of each organization through:

  • Real-time e-mail alerts;

  • Assessments, Briefings and Bulletins;

  • Toronto Shield Conferences or Terrorism-based informational presentations;

  • Training opportunities; and,

  • Global Shield Network Alerts


What We Ask

The key to success is a two-way information flow.  Your security team is asked to always report any suspicious behaviour to police via our emergency and non-emergency reporting avenues.

As a member, you are encouraged to share any open-source information and noted trends from your organization with the Toronto Shield Team to assist in our efforts to distribute this important information with other Toronto Shield members.

How to Join:

The Toronto Shield program is designed for public and private sector representatives who are tasked with emergency preparedness and have an association to critical infrastructure.

You must be employed as a:

  1. Federal, Provincial, or local government representative or law enforcement employee tasked with counterterrorism, cybersecurity, or emergency preparedness duties; or,

  2. Private or public-sector security director (or equivalent) tasked with duties related to your organization’s security, emergency management, or business continuity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there any costs to becoming a Shield member?
  • What are the requirements to become a member?
  • How do I apply to become a member of the program?
  • How long is the application review process?
  • How will I know if I am approved for the program?
  • What are the benefits for joining the Shield Program?
  • What is expected of me as a Shield member?
  • I am a security manager in a public sector capacity. Why was my application rejected?
  • As a member of Toronto Shield, am I now able to make police reports through the Shield program?
  • I do not meet the criteria to become a Toronto Shiled member. Can I still obtain counter-terrorism, cybersecurity and emergency preparedness resources?
  • I have recently changed employment and now work for another company. I would like to still be a member of Toronto Shield. What do I need to do?

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