Rapid Response Teams, each with 18 officers, have been given the task of increasing
police visibility and enforcement in high-crime and high-risk neighbourhoods.
support the division’s neighbourhood plans,
are involved in major street gang takedowns
patrol neighbourhoods to maintain order and reassure community members,
especially after a violent event
check that offenders are complying with bail or court ordered conditions
While the Rapid Response Teams are probably the most visible part of TAVIS,
the neighbourhood plans and community mobilization are the most important.
The Rapid Response Teams and all the other specialized investigative squads
are there to support your local division in implementing the neighbourhood
What can I expect?
We expect that TAVIS will reduce crime, particularly violent crime, in neighbourhoods
across Toronto. It will also help the community to take charge of their own
neighbourhoods; you and your neighbours will have the primary role in solving
problems and preventing crime.
Police Service will, of course, continue to answer your calls for service and
support you in your efforts to make your neighbourhood a better place to live