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[TPS] – Community Safety Notification, High-risk sex offender released, Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, Photograph of man released

Toronto Police Service News Release Community Safety Notification, High-risk sex offender released, Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, Photograph of man released Wednesday, February 14, 2018 – 9:06 AM Sex Crimes 416-808-7474 On Wednesday, February 14, 2018, Joseph Thayakaran Joseph, 45, is to be released from prison after serving an eight-year, 10-month sentence for: 1) two counts of Sexual Assault 2) Sexual Assault with a Weapon 3) three counts of Forcible Confinement 4) […]

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TPS] – Have your Say – Toronto Police Service Organizational Culture

Have your Say – Toronto Police Service Organizational Culture The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is modernizing its policing model, as described in The Way Forward Action Plan. Part of that effort includes assessing the Service’s organizational culture – the values, beliefs, and behaviours that shape how the Toronto Police Service members do their work and interact with the community. The Toronto Police Service is completing this assessment to understand the […]

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TPS] – Public invited to provide input on TPS organizational culture, Update, Location confirmed

Toronto Police Service News Release Public invited to provide input on TPS organizational culture, Update, Location confirmed Monday, February 12, 2018 – 1:13 PM Strategy Management 416-808-7018 The Toronto Police Service is modernizing its policing model. Part of that effort includes assessing the Service’s organizational culture, the values, beliefs, and behaviours that shape how Toronto Police Service members do their work and interact with the community. The Service has hired […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service recognizes Safer Internet Day 2018

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service recognizes Safer Internet Day 2018 Tuesday, February 6, 2018 – 9:33 AM Sex Crimes 416-808-8500 Every year, the Toronto Police Service recognizes Safer Internet Day by taking the opportunity to educate the public on safe internet use. This year’s theme, “Create, Connect & Share Respect: A Better Internet Starts With You,” is an important time to offer a warning from the TPS […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration now open for spring session

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration now open for spring session Monday, February 5, 2018 – 9:55 AM Divisional Policing Support Unit 416-808-0100 Registration for the spring session of the Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy has now opened. The eight-week course, designed to inform members of the public about all things policing, will be held at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, every Saturday, […]

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[TPS] – TPS launches new Core Values and Competencies

Toronto Police Service News Release TPS launches new Core Values and Competencies Friday, January 19, 2018 – 1:07 PM Strategy Management 416-808-7018 The TPS has launched its new Core Values and Competency Framework that represent the principles and behaviours that members of the Service and the communities believe are reflective of a modern, community-centric police service. The public launch took place at the Police Services Board meeting which provided an […]

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[TPS] – Public invited to provide input on TPS organizational culture

Toronto Police Service News Release Public invited to provide input on TPS organizational culture Friday, January 12, 2018 – 4:31 PM Strategy Management 416-808-7018 The Toronto Police Service is modernizing its policing model. Part of that effort includes assessing the Service’s organizational culture – the values, beliefs, and behaviours that shape how Toronto Police Service members do their work and interact with the community. “As we modernize, we are talking […]

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[TPS] – New Year’s Eve celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures

Toronto Police Service News Release New Year’s Eve celebration, Nathan Phillips Square, Road closures Saturday, December 30, 2017 – 3:29 PM Public Safety – Special Events 416-808-5048 On Sunday, December 31, 2017, the City of Toronto will be hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration at Nathan Philips Square. The event starts at 11:30 p.m., with a live DJ. At midnight, the event will conclude with a pyrotechnic show from the towers at City Hall. […]

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 8 a.m., Headquarters, main lobby, Service members adopt Victim Services Toronto families, Dropping off donations of food gifts

Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Sunday, December 24, 2017, 8 a.m., Headquarters, main lobby, Service members adopt Victim Services Toronto families, Dropping off donations of food gifts Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 6:44 PM Duty Desk 416-808-7000 On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the lobby at headquarters, 40 College Street, Toronto Police Service members will be getting ready to drop off donations of food and […]

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Service Members Adopt Victims Services Toronto families, Dropping off Donations of food gifts, Sunday, December 24, 8 a.m., Headquarters main lobby, 40 College St.

News Release Media advisory, Service Members Adopt Victims Services Toronto families, Dropping off Donations of food gifts, Sunday, December 24, 8 a.m., Headquarters main lobby, 40 College St. Saturday, December 23, 2017 – 9:00 AM Duty Desk 416-808-7000 On Sunday, December 24, 2017, at 8 a.m., in the lobby at Headquarters, 40 College Street, Toronto Police Service members will be getting ready to drop off donations of food and toys […]

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[TPS] – Missing man, Cabbagetown area, Kory Bryan, 28

News Release Missing man, Cabbagetown area, Kory Bryan, 28 Monday, December 18, 2017 – 10:57 AM 51 Division 416-808-5100 The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing man. On Sunday, December 17, 2017, Kory Bryan, 28, was reported missing. He has not been seen or heard from for at least two weeks. He is known to frequent the Cabbagetown area, near Gerrard Street East. He is described as 5’10”, medium […]

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[TPS] – Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released

Toronto Police Service News Release Police investigate allegations of Kijiji rental fraud, 2200 Lake Shore Boulevard West Olufemi Abiodun Agunbiade, 33, wanted, Photographs of man released Monday, December 11, 2017 – 11:33 AM 22 Division 416-808-2200 The Toronto Police Service would like to alert the public to an investigation into allegations of a Kijiji rental fraud. Between Monday, October 23, 2017 and Tuesday, November 28, 2017, five separate people have alleged frauds […]

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[TPS] – Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria

Toronto Police Service News Release Winter driving tips, Collision Reporting Centre (CRC) information and reporting criteria Monday, December 11, 2017 – 9:44 AM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 Traffic safety continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. The Toronto area is expected to see a significant accumulation of snow this evening, through tomorrow morning. The Toronto Police Service would like to remind all drivers to drive according to conditions, and reduce […]

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[TPS] – “STEP UP and BE SAFE” pedestrian campaign, Monday, November 6, 2017 through Sunday, November 12, 2017

Toronto Police Service News Release “STEP UP and BE SAFE” pedestrian campaign, Monday, November 6, 2017, through Sunday, November 12, 2017 Sunday, November 5, 2017 – 5:14 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 Improving road safety and traffic flow for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists is one of our goals in support of the Service priority and commitment to safe communities and neighbourhoods. This initiative is part of the City of Toronto – […]

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TPS] – Missing girl, Bathurst Street and Harbord Street area, Vanessa Campbell, 17

Toronto Police Service News Release Missing girl, Bathurst Street and Harbord Street area, Vanessa Campbell, 17 Thursday, October 26, 2017 – 12:01 PM 55 Division 416-808-5500 The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing girl. Vanessa Campbell, 17, was last spoken to on Friday, October 20, 2017, at approximately 8 p.m. She is believed to have been in the Bathurst Street and Harbord Street area at the time. She is described as […]

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[TPS] – Media advisory, 41 Division – Coffee with a Cop Friday, October 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., McDonald’s, 65 Ellesmere Roa

Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, 41 Division – Coffee with a Cop Friday, October 13, 2017, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., McDonald’s, 65 Ellesmere Road Friday, October 13, 2017 – 5:45 AM 41 Division 416-808-4100 41 Division’s “Coffee with a Cop” event will take place Friday, October 13, 2017, at the McDonald’s restaurant located at 65 Ellesmere Road. Officers from 41 Division will sit down with community members in an informal, neutral […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Region Board of Trade announces Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews as 2016 TPS Police Officer of the Year

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Region Board of Trade announces Staff Sergeant Joseph Matthews as 2016 TPS Police Officer of the Year Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 9:25 PM Professional Standards Support 416-808-7096 The winner of the 2016 Police Officer of the Year award was announced during the annual reception held this evening at the Toronto Region Board of Trade. This award was created by the Board of Trade […]

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[TPS] – Rush-hour route enforcement campaign, Monday, September 18, 2017 to Friday, September 22, 2017

Toronto Police Service News Release Rush-hour route enforcement campaign, Monday, September 18, 2017, to Friday, September 22, 2017 Sunday, September 17, 2017 – 5:02 PM Parking Enforcement 416-808-6600 The enforcement of the city’s rush-hour routes and other traffic and parking offences continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. On Monday, September 18, 2017, the Service will launch a heightened rush-hour route enforcement campaign with a focus on traffic congestion […]

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[TPS] – TPS starts recruitment process for 80 new police constables

Toronto Police Service News Release TPS starts recruitment process for 80 new police constables Tuesday, September 12, 2017 – 5:30 PM Employment 416-808-5646 The Toronto Police Service is now accepting applications for the position of Cadet-in-Training. The new recruits will support community-centric policing, diversity and inclusion as part of The Way Forward Action Plan. The Service continues to modernize and that includes its recruitment processes with a new job posting for 80 police […]

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11 a.m., D’Arcy McGee Catholic School, 20 Bansley Avenue, “Back to School” media event

Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 11 a.m., D’Arcy McGee Catholic School, 20 Bansley Avenue, “Back to School” media event Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – 4:59 AM 13 Division 416-808-1300 On Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 11 a.m., at D’Arcy McGee Catholic School, 20 Bansley Avenue, Toronto Police Service 13 Division will be hosting a “Back to School” media event. This event will highlight safe driving in school […]

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[TPS] – Back-to-school campaign, Tuesday, September 5, 2017 to Friday, September 8, 2017 Are you FOCUSED on school?

Toronto Police Service News Release The back-to-school campaign, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, to Friday, September 8, 2017, Are you FOCUSED on school? Monday, September 4, 2017 – 8:01 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 Improving road safety and traffic flow for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is one of our goals in support of the Service priority and commitment to safe communities and neighbourhoods. This initiative is part of the City of Toronto – […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration open for fall session

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy, Registration open for fall session Thursday, August 31, 2017 – 10:53 AM Divisional Policing Support Unit 416-808-7100 Registration for the fall session of the Toronto Police Service Community Police Academy has now opened. The eight-week course, designed to inform members of the public about all things policing, will be held at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, every Saturday, from September 30, 2017 […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Police Service unveils new police vehicle, Listening to the Community, Listening to our Members

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Police Service unveils new police vehicle, Listening to the Community, Listening to our Members Monday, August 21, 2017 – 11:55 AM Corporate Communications 416-808-7100 On Monday, August 21, 2017, Chief Mark Saunders unveiled the new design for the Toronto Police Service frontline vehicle. The Toronto Police Service owns 1,612 frontline vehicles, including 40 motorcycles, 24 marine vessels, and 376 bicycles. These vehicles travelled more than 38 million […]

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[TPS] – Operation Dry Water, Toronto Police Service teams up with Canadian Safe Boating Council to reduce impaired-related deaths

Toronto Police Service News Release Operation Dry Water, Toronto Police Service teams up with Canadian Safe Boating Council to reduce impaired-related deaths Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 10:34 AM Marine 416-808-5821 Drinking and boating accounts for approximately 40% of boating-related fatalities on Canadian waterways. To raise awareness and reduce alcohol-related deaths, the Toronto Police Service is joining the Canadian Safe Boating Council (CSBC) to launch year five of an initiative called “Operation […]

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[TPS] – Rush-hour route enforcement campaign, Monday, July 31, 2017 to Friday, August 4, 201

Toronto Police Service News Release Rush-hour route enforcement campaign, Monday, July 31, 2017, to Friday, August 4, 2017 Sunday, July 30, 2017 – 4:29 PM Parking Enforcement 416-808-6600 The enforcement of the city’s rush-hour routes and other traffic and parking offenses continues to be a priority for the Toronto Police Service. The TPS will be launching a heightened rush-hour route enforcement campaign with a focus on traffic congestion and gridlock within the […]

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[TPS] – Statement by Chief Mark Saunders

Toronto Police Service News Release Statement by Chief Mark Saunders Thursday, July 27, 2017 – 2:29 PM Corporate Communications 416-808-7100 I want to address the events of December 28, 2016 and the case of Mr. Dafonte Miller. As Chief of Police, it is my responsibility to ensure that transparency and trust are at the forefront of everything we do as a Service. I would like to make the public aware of a […]

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[TPS] – 2017 North American Indigenous Games, Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017, Road Closures

Toronto Police Service News Release 2017 North American Indigenous Games, Sunday, July 16, 2017 to Saturday, July 22, 2017, Road Closures Sunday, July 16, 2017 – 5:00 AM Public Safety – Special Events 416-808-5045 On Sunday, July 16, 2017, the North American Indigenous Games will begin. The games will take place at venues throughout the GTA until Saturday, July 22, 2017. The festivities will include celebrations both at the opening ceremonies and […]

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[TPS] – Bloor West Village Street Festival , Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, Bloor Street West between Runnymede Road and Armadale Avenue, Road Closures

Toronto Police Service News Release Bloor West Village Street Festival , Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m, Bloor Street West between Runnymede Road and Armadale Avenue, Road Closures Friday, July 14, 2017 – 3:45 PM 11 Division 416-808-1100 On Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 10 a.m., the Bloor West Village Street Festival will start on Bloor Street West, between Runnymede Road and Armadale Avenue. The Festival is a family-friendly […]

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[TPS] – Tell us what you think, Only three days left to complete mid-year community survey

Toronto Police Service News Release Tell us what you think, Only three days left to complete mid-year community survey Thursday, July 13, 2017 – 9:23 AM Strategy Management 416-808-7018 As the Toronto Police Service continues on “The Way Forward” and begins to implement a new model of policing for the city that is innovative, sustainable, and affordable, it is important to know how members of the community feel about the Service and […]

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TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Please be aware of wallet and purse Thefts, and debit card Fraud

Toronto Police Service News Release Public Safety Alert, Please be aware of wallet and purse Thefts, and debit card Fraud Wednesday, July 12, 2017 – 2:39 PM 52 Division 416-808-5200 The Toronto Police Service would like to encourage the public to be aware of a recent increase in wallet and purse thefts. It is reported that: – wallets and purses are being stolen from people while they are distracted – the incidents […]

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[TPS] – Driver and motorcyclist safety reminders

Toronto Police Service News Release Driver and motorcyclist safety reminders Monday, July 10, 2017 – 12:23 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 Improving road safety and traffic flow for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists is one of our goals in support of the Service priority and commitment to safe communities and neighbourhoods. This initiative also supports a component of the City of Toronto – Vision Zero Road Safety Plan. Vision Zero is a comprehensive five-year […]

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[TPS] – Public Safety Alert, Internet transactions, How to protect yourself online

Toronto Police Service News Release Public Safety Alert, Internet transactions, How to protect yourself online Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – 12:29 PM 14 Division 416-808-1400 The Toronto Police Service would like to remind the public to be careful when buying or selling merchandise through online classified advertisements. Safety tips to help you complete your transaction online: – meet the person in a safe public space to complete the transaction – […]

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[TPS] – Holiday on-street parking enforcement

Toronto Police Service News Release Holiday on-street parking enforcement Saturday, July 1, 2017 – 9:16 AM Parking Enforcement 416-808-6600 Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Canada Day public holiday on Saturday, July 1, 2017, and also on the observed Canada Day holiday on Monday, July 3, 2017: – Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas – Rush-Hour Routes – Posted signs indicating Monday-to-Friday regulations All […]

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[TPS] – Doctor charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Stephen Strigler, 57, Photograph released

Toronto Police Service News Release Doctor charged in Sexual Assault investigation, Stephen Strigler, 57, Photograph released Tuesday, June 27, 2017 – 2:02 PM 14 Division 416-808-1400 The Toronto Police Service would like to make the public aware of an arrest in an ongoing Sexual Assault investigation. It is alleged that: – a patient was sexually assaulted by her doctor during treatment – the doctor is a physician at 720 Spadina […]

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[TPS] – Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Toronto Police Service News Release Pride and Remembrance Run, Saturday, June 24, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., Friday, June 23, 2017 – 6:47 AM Public Safety – Special Events 416-808-5048 On Saturday June 24, 2017, the annual Pride and Remembrance Run will take place at 10 a.m. The event will consist of a 5km road race and walk. Road closures will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. […]

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[TPS] – TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Friday, June 23, 2017, to Monday, July 3, 2017, Road closures

Toronto Police Service News Release TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Friday, June 23, 2017, to Monday, July 3, 2017, Road closures Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 6:55 AM 53 Division 416-808-5300 The TD Toronto Jazz Festival will be taking place throughout the downtown core from Friday, June 23, 2017, to Sunday, July 2, 2017. Most of the events are held indoors however, on Saturday, June 24, 2017, they will be moving […]

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[TPS] – Taste of Little Italy, Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday June 18, 2017, Road closures

Toronto Police Service News Release Taste of Little Italy, Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday June 18, 2017, Road closures Thursday, June 15, 2017 – 5:59 AM 14 Division 416-808-1400 The 18th annual Taste of Little Italy will be held from Friday, June 16, 2017 to Sunday, June 18, 2017. This three-day street festival is expected to draw approximately 250,000 people. As a result, road closures will take place from […]

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[TPS] – Toronto Helmet Initiative, “Always Wear Your Helmet” video released

Toronto Police Service News Release Toronto Helmet Initiative, “Always Wear Your Helmet” video released Monday, May 29, 2017 – 5:29 AM 12 Division 416-808-1200 The Toronto Helmet Initiative (THI) has launched a video to help ensure children are wearing properly fitted helmets using the 2-V-1 rule: Two fingers above your eyebrows to bottom of the helmet. Form a V-shape with the straps meeting below your ears. One finger under the […]

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[TPS] – Holiday parking enforcement, Monday, May 22, 2017

Toronto Police Service News Release Holiday parking enforcement, Monday, May 22, 2017 Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 6:59 AM Parking Enforcement 416-808-1612 Toronto Police Service Parking Enforcement will not be enforcing the following on-street parking bylaws during the Victoria Day public holiday on Monday, May 22, 2017: • Pay-and-Display/Metered Areas • Rush-Hour Routes • Posted signs indicating Monday-to-Friday regulations All other areas and parking offences will continue to be enforced. […]

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[TPS] – Media advisory, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7 a.m., Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Canada Road Safety Week kick-off

Toronto Police Service News Release Media advisory, Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 7 a.m., Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, Canada Road Safety Week kick-off Monday, May 15, 2017 – 7:08 PM Traffic Services 416-808-1900 On Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 7 a.m., at the Toronto Police College, 70 Birmingham Street, the Toronto Police Service, in partnership with the Ontario Provincial Police, Halton Regional Police Service, Peel Regional Police, York Regional […]

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[TPS] – Investigation into Assault on Parking Enforcement Officer, College Street and Manning Avenue area, Man, 56, charged

Toronto Police Service News Release Investigation into Assault on Parking Enforcement Officer, College Street and Manning Avenue area, Man, 56, charged Friday, May 12, 2017 – 1:15 PM 14 Division 416-808-1400 The Toronto Police Service would like to inform the public of an arrest in an investigation into an Assault on a Parking Enforcement Officer. It is alleged that: – on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, at approximately 3 p.m., a […]

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TPS] – Missing boy, Baycrest Avenue and Neptune Drive, Oyindamola “Malcolm” Omotosho, 15

Toronto Police Service News Release Missing boy, Baycrest Avenue and Neptune Drive, Oyindamola “Malcolm” Omotosho, 15 Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 7:17 AM 31 Division 416-808-3100 The Toronto Police Service is requesting assistance locating a missing boy. Oyindamola “Malcolm” Omotosho, 15, was last seen on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, in the Baycrest Avenue and Neptune Drive area. He is described as 5’6″, 150 lbs., thin build, with short, black hair, […]

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[TPS] – Wanted Federal Inmate, Trevor Moore, 34

Toronto Police Service News Release Wanted Federal Inmate, Trevor Moore, 34 Friday, April 28, 2017 – 3:45 PM Provincial R.O.P.E. Squad 416-808-5900 The Repeat Offender Parole Enforcement (R.O.P.E.) Squad is requesting the public’s assistance locating a federal offender wanted on a Canada Wide Warrant for allegedly breaching parole. Trevor Moore is described as 34, 6’4″, 249 lbs., he has a tattoo on the left side of his neck, a full […]

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[TPS] – Police Cars Reaching End of Lifecycle, Opportunity to Engage on New, Fresh Design, Survey Open Until May 9, 2017

Toronto Police Service News Release Police Cars Reaching End of Lifecycle, Opportunity to Engage on New, Fresh Design, Survey Open Until May 9, 2017 Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – 8:06 PM Corporate Communications 416-808-7100 As of today, members of the public are invited to complete an online survey and influence the next design of frontline cars. The Toronto Police Service has more than 700 cars used for frontline policing and […]

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