Sex Crimes Unit
Investigative Section-Sexual Assault Squad
The investigative section of the Sex Crimes Unit is composed of 24 officers
who are all trained, qualified specialists in this field. There
is an equal mix of male and female officers, detectives and detective
constables. All members are professional and sensitive to the needs of victims.
The majority of Sexual Assault investigations are conducted at the divisional
level. The Sexual Assault Squad investigates stranger
sexual assaults when it is determined there is an ongoing risk
to the community and the investigation is beyond the resources
available at the divisional level. Investigators are available
24 hours a day, seven days a week. In 2006, the unit investigated
approximately 190 occurrences of this nature.
The successful investigation of sexual assault cases has been greatly
enhanced by the strong relationships that exist between other
agencies. Such groups include Victim Services, Woman’s College Hospital,
Scarborough Hospital – Grace Campus, The hospital for Sick Children,
Multilingual Community Interpreter Service (MCIS), the Centre
for Forensic Sciences and over 140 other agencies, groups and
hostels within the Toronto Police Service area.
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