Procedure Information Sheets

As a public service organization, it is imperative for the Toronto Police Service to effectively communicate with the community we serve, especially in relation to providing information that could be useful to victims of crime and others wishing to engage our services.

Toronto Police Service procedures are developed and maintained by the Chief of Police, and contain direction from the Chief to all Service members. Many procedures detail the actions required by police officers to carry out their duties to ensure the highest level of service to the community. Other procedures provide direction to members in order to ensure effective management of the Service. Service procedures are living documents which are constantly under review to reflect such things as changes to legislation, Toronto Police Services Board's policies, Coroner's Jury recommendations, technology, and operational processes.

This webpage contains Procedure Information Sheets, which are based on the Toronto Police Service procedures. They will assist community members in understanding our practices, and provide information to the community on police responsibilities.

Each Procedure Information Sheet is designed to be a user friendly document, written in plain language that is meant to provide information to the general community. These documents are not written to provide legal advice. Anyone having specific legal questions should refer to the appropriate legislation and/or seek legal counsel.

The Toronto Police Service shall assume no liability for any decisions made or actions taken or not taken by the user of the webpage in reliance upon any information or data furnished herein. Any use of the information for commercial purposes is strictly prohibited.

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