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 Boardís policies, Coronerís 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
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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