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[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Purported Canada Revenue Agency scam involving Bitcoins


Toronto Police Service
News Release

Public Safety Alert, Purported Canada Revenue Agency scam involving Bitcoins

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 – 3:35 PM
14 Division
416-808-1400

The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an ongoing purported Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) scam involving Bitcoins.

The public should be aware of any of the following activities and know that:

– the CRA will not ask for overdue tax payments to be made by Bitcoin

– the CRA will not send you QR codes to make such payment

– the CRA will not send police officers to arrest individuals for immediate non-payment

If you have been contacted by someone claiming to be an agent for the CRA, please be cautious regarding the information you are providing. Do not be afraid to ask for any credentials and to ask for a phone number to call once you have confirmed all the
credentials.

Please contact your local police to report the incident.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 416-808-1400, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477), online at www.222tips.com, or text TOR and your message to CRIMES (274637). Download the free Crime Stoppers Mobile App on iTunes, Google Play or Blackberry App World.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Jenifferjit Sidhu, Corporate Communications, for Detective Constable Mickael Ferreira, 14 Division

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[TPS] – Media Advisory, The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #2, Monday, July 25, 2016, 5 – 8 p.m., Access Point, 3079 Danforth Avenue


Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media Advisory, The Way Forward: Modernizing the Toronto Police Service, Public Consultation Session #2, Monday, July 25, 2016, 5 – 8 p.m., Access Point, 3079 Danforth Avenue

Friday, July 22, 20162:00 PM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

On Monday, July 25, 2016, from 5 – 8 p.m., at Access Point, located at 3079 Danforth Avenue, Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board Chair Andy Pringle will be hosting the second community consultation session on the modernization of the Toronto Police Service.

Members of the public are encouraged to read the Transformational Task Force Interim Report and come prepared to discuss the report’s 24 recommendation. The report can be accessed here.

The session will include remarks from the Chief and the Chair and break-out tables designed to get the public’s input on the future of policing.

More consultation sessions are scheduled over the coming weeks. To find one near you, click here. Members of the public are also encouraged to submit their thoughts through email or video message. Visit our Have Your Say site for details.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Meaghan Gray, Corporate Communications, for the Transformational Task Force

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[TPS] – 65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder


Toronto Police Service
News Release

65th NBA All-Star weekend, Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016, Traffic safety reminder

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 – 2:56 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service.

The 65th NBA All-Star weekend will run from Thursday, February 11, 2016 to Sunday, February 14, 2016. There will be events in various locations throughout Toronto. Event organizers are anticipating sell-out crowds at most of the venues.

Various road closures will be in effect around the venues, and traffic is expected to be heavier than usual.

The Toronto Police Service is urging spectators who are attending events to make safe transportation choices to and from these events.

We remind everyone who will be driving, to be responsible, plan ahead and make smart choices about your transportation.

The Toronto Police Service is also encouraging citizens to assist police in the war against impaired driving by calling 9−1−1 if they believe another driver may be impaired.

The message is clear: DO NOT DRINK OR USE DRUGS AND DRIVE.

Please download the Toronto Police Service Mobile App for iOS or Android.

For more news, visit TPSnews.ca.

Constable Allyson Douglas-Cook, Corporate Communications, for Constable Clint Stibbe, Traffic Services

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TPS] – Media advisory, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, lobby, Communicators week-kick off, award ceremony and multilingual 9-1-1 PSA video launch‏


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Toronto Police Service
News Release

Media advisory, Thursday, April 12, 2012, 10:30 a.m., Headquarters, lobby, Communicators week-kick off, award ceremony and multilingual 9-1-1 PSA video launch

Thursday, April 12, 2012 – 5:00 AM
Communications Services
416-808-8800

On Thursday, April 12, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., in the lobby of headquarters, Communication Services Superintendent Elizabeth Byrnes will kick off Communicators Week.

Chief William Blair, Toronto Emergency Medical Services Chief Paul Raftis and Toronto Fire Services Chief William Stewart will present awards to the recipients of the Communicator of the Year award for each of the respective services.

The 2011 award recipients are Communications Operator Bruce Smith, of the Toronto Police Service; Emergency Medical Dispatcher Natalie Silver, of Toronto Emergency Medical Services; and Captain Brian Gislason, of Toronto Fire Services.

During the kick-off, a series of 9-1-1 instructional videos, in 20 different languages, including ASL will be released. The videos were created by TPS employees and are supported by our emergency services partners, Toronto EMS and TFS.

Gary Malkowski, Special Advisor to the President of The Canadian Hearing Society, Public Affairs; and Latha Sukumar, Executive Director of Multilingual Community Interpreter Services will also be in attendance.

The conference will be broadcast on the Bell TOC and will be signed by The Canadian Hearing Society.

Constable Wendy Drummond, Corporate Communications, for Superintendent Elizabeth Byrnes, Communications Services

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[TPS] – 44th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards, Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6 p.m., Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Featured: sharp observation foils danger‏


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Toronto Police Service
News Release

44th Annual Police Officer of the Year Awards, Thursday, June 2, 2011, 6 p.m., Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, Featured: sharp observation foils danger

Sunday, May 29, 2011 – 9:10 AM
Corporate Communications
416-808-7100

The Police Officer of the Year Award is an annual tribute dinner held by the Toronto Board of Trade.

The Board of Trade created the award in 1967. Its purpose is to recognize members of the Toronto Police Service who have made significant contributions to making Toronto one of the safest cities in the world. Each month, an officer is selected for Police Officer of the Month, based on the following criteria: bravery, humanitarianism, superior investigative work, and outstanding police skills.

Last year saw the inaugural TPS Business Excellence Award. Its purpose is to recognize members of the Toronto Police Service who have made significant contributions to the Toronto Police Service and the City of Toronto. Each submission is judged based on the following criteria: innovation, community service, technical achievement and customer service and reliability.

This year’s Police Officer of the Year event will be held at the Toronto Board of Trade, 1 First Canadian Place, on Thursday, June 2, 2011, at 6 p.m.

Click here for event details.

Leading up to the event, we will be presenting the stories of those nominated for the Police Officer of the Year and for the TPS Business Excellence Award.

On Thursday, February 18, 2010, Constables Birender Gill, Ian Megahy, and Darren Nichiporik (14 Division), on duty in a vehicle, noticed a suspicious male pedestrian in an area known for drug trafficking and other criminal activities. The man was walking in a manner which displayed a characteristic of an armed person.

The experienced officers left their vehicle to investigate the suspicious man. A fully loaded .41 Smith & Wesson Magnum revolver was recovered on the man during a search. A quantity of cocaine was located on his body during a further search.

In recognition of their show of acute awareness and competence, Constables Birender Gill, Ian Megahy, and Darren Nichiporik were named Police Officers of the Month for February 2010.

For further information, please contact TPS Corporate Communications at 416 808 7100 or Matthew Kofsky, Toronto Board of Trade, at 416 862 4558.

Mark Pugash, Corporate Communications

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Canada Road Safety Week Campaign Results


Road Safety Results are Out – Photo Courtesy of Google Images

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Thursday, May 26, 2011 – 4:12 PM
Traffic Services
416-808-1900

The Toronto Police Service joined police across the country to support
“Canada Road Safety Week,” from Monday, May 16, 2011, to Monday, May 23, 2011,

See the previous release.

Canada Road Safety Week is a national traffic safety and enforcement initiative, conducted in partnership with the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, police services from across Canada and Transport Canada. This coordinated effort between policing agencies aims to achieve the goal of making Canada’s roads the safest in the world.

The one-week campaign was bolstered in Ontario by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police launching their annual “Drive Safe! R.I.D.E Campaign, geared towards raising the awareness of the dangers of distracted and impaired driving.

Police were asked to pay particular attention to the four leading causes of collisions and injuries related to collisions during the one-week campaign.

The categories of those offences are:

1) Impaired Driving (by drug or alcohol),
2) Occupant Restraint (including child−safety−restraint systems),
3) Aggressive Driving (including speeding, racing and stunt driving),
4) Distracted Driving.

During the campaign, Toronto officers laid the following charges:

Alcohol-Related Offences:

– three-day Warn Range Suspensions: 47
– seven-day Warn Range Suspensions (2nd Warn Range Violation): 5
– 45-Day Vehicle Impound: 7

Impaired Driving / Over 80 / Refuse: 46

Aggressive Driving Related Offences:

HTA Section 172 (Stunt / Racing Legislation): 9
Careless Driving: 106
Unsafe Manoeuvers: 3,094

Speeding: 4,972

Occupant Restraint:

Adult Seatbelt Offences: 312
Child Safety Seat Offences: 61

Distracted Driving:

Drive – Handheld communication device: 816
Drive – Handheld entertainment device: 25
Drive – Screen visible to driver: 40

Traffic Services is dedicated to ensuring the safe and orderly movement of traffic within the City of Toronto. Stay informed with what’s happening on Twitter, Facebook Fan Page, Facebook Group and on Blog

Constable Tony Vella, Corporate Communications, for Sergeant Tim Burrows, Traffic Services

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