& Materials Management
and Materials Management is responsible for two distinct areas within
The Toronto Police Service.
Management is responsible for the inventory, distribution, tracking,
and control of clothing and equipment for all uniform personnel.
has three full service garages (automobile and motorcycle), a
marine repair shop and a body repair shop. Fleet Management is
responsible for the maintenance, replacement and disposal of vehicles
and all related equipment.
In 1999, Fleet
Management performed over 30,000 repairs to Service equipment.
Fleet is also responsible for providing the delivery and pick-up
of barricades required for parades, special events, protests etc.
In 1999 a total of 5,280 barricades were distributed and picked
up for 65 events.
a support unit, Fleet staff responded to a total of 7,681 requests
for roadside assistance. This number includes towing of police
vehicles, expert exams, and the pick-up and delivery of vehicles
or equipment. Fleet also provided 170 fleet operated trips for
local and out of town events with the Service's two police buses.
Known as Central Garage, this facility operates 5 days a week
from 06:15 to 23:30. This garage provides service for the Traffic
Services Unit and most downtown units and divisions.
This facility is both a garage and a body shop. Cranfield operates
5 days a week from 06:15 - 23:30. It provides mechanical service
for east end divisions, Intelligence, Police Dog Services, and
the Emergency Task Force. This is the only body shop for the entire
is our only 24 hours a day, 7 days a week facility that operates
365 days a year. Service is provided for the west end divisions,
Parking Enforcement Unit, Forensic Identification Services, Mounted
Unit, Property Bureau, PVO, Telecom, and many Headquarters units.
They also maintain and repair all of our heavy duty vehicles,
as well as being our "Drive Clean" test centre.
Mechanics are assigned to the Marine Unit during the summer months
to service and maintain the fleet of 17 powerboats. In the late
fall, all but three of the larger vessels are removed for winter
storage and refurbishment. The mechanical staff are reassigned
to other facilities in the off season, but are on-call for periodic
maintenance and repair.