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Policing a world within a city : the race relations initiatives of the Toronto Police Service.

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Canadian Policing Research



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Race relations initiatives of the Toronto Police Service




Includes bibliographical references.


1 online resource (332 pages) : charts


"January 2003".


"This report was prepared at the direction of Chief of Police Julian Fantino with the co-operation and involvement of senior officers and members from all commands of the Toronto Police Service. Statistics Canada has referred to Toronto as “a world within a city”. Policing a richly multicultural and multiracial environment can be very rewarding, but can also present challenges for a police organization that is dedicated to delivering effective services to all stakeholders equally. This report outlines the most significant efforts made by the Toronto Police Service to ensure that it can meet these challenges."--Executive Summary.


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1. Mission statement and core values -- 2. Foreward by Chief of Police Julian Fantino -- 3. Executive summary -- 4. Section "A": Historic overview -- 4.1. The evolution of modern Toronto -- 4.2. Demographic and socio-economic impacts on policing in Toronto -- 4.3. The development of the Toronto Police Service -- 4.4. Community consultative process -- 4.5. Previous reports impacting race relations -- 4.6. The advent of a race relations policy -- 4.7. Implementation of the race relations policy – The Moving Forward Together Process -- 5. Section “B”: Methodology of the review -- 5.1. Introduction -- 5.2. Methodology of the review -- 5.3. Internal communication -- 5.4. Community consultation -- 5.5. Communication strategy -- 5.6. Monitoring & audit process -- 5.7. Annual Race Relations Report to the Police Services Board.
6. Section “C”: Operational model -- 6.1. Race Relations Co-ordinating Committee -- 6.2. Human resources -- 6.3. Training & education -- 6.4. Community policing support -- 6.5. Corporate communications -- 6.6. Professional standards -- 7. Section “D”: Service delivery -- 7.1. Community policing -- 7.2. Service delivery (specialized units) -- 7.3. Service delivery (the front line) -- 7.4. Core business and service priorities -- 7.5. International initiatives -- 7.6. Inventory of Unit initiatives by Command -- 7.7. Enhancing Field Command activities -- 7.8. Practical community supports for TPS activities -- 7.9. Other factors supporting or impacting on service delivery -- 7.10. Racial profiling -- 8. Section “E”: Recommendations – Equal Opportunity Consultants -- 9. Section “F”: Recommendations – First Nations Consulting Inc. -- 10. Section “G”: Recommendations – Metropolitan Auditor -- 11. Section “H”: Recommendations – Race Relations & Policing Task Force -- 12. Section “I”: Recommendations – National Black Police Association -- 13. Section “J”: Recommendations – Commission on Systemic Racism.

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