TPAC
Toronto Police Accountability Coalition
 

Issues

2016 Toronto police operating budget 

March 17 2016

Report
The complete budget for the Toronto police service for 2016, as approved by the Toronto Police Services Board - just six pages. No further information on how money is to be spent was provided to the Board.

Board 

TPAC Bulletin listings
New Provincial Appointee to the Toronto Police Services Board, July 2005
The Unmade Appointment, May 2005
Prospects for the new Toronto Police Services Board, December 2004
The Police Board Evolves, November 2004
Board Chair Announces Resignation, June 2004
Change and status quo at the Toronto Police Services Board, April 2004
Strengthening the Toronto Police Service Board, November 2003
Toronto Police Service Board without Gardner, September 2003
Reflections of Toronto Police Services Board member Alan Heisey, September 2003
Chair of Police Services Board Steps Aside, June 2003
A Dysfunctional Toronto Police Services Board, May 2003

Body Cameras 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Body Cameras, September 2014

Budget 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Reducing Police Expenditures, May 2014
The Cost of Learning How Many Cops Toronto Needs, March 2014
Business Plan for Next Three Years, December 2013
The "Right Number" of Officers, December 2013
Keeping the 2014 Police Operating Budget Secret, December 2013
Toronto Police Operating Budget, 2014 Edition, October 2013
Paying Police Well, June 2013
Police Budget 2008, November 2007
Taking Home Big Pay, September 2007
Breaking the Bank on Cameras, May 2007
2007 Police Budget, December 2006
Large Increase in Police Budget, December 2005
Toronto Police Force Grows Again, October 2005
Police Spending Set to Increase Again, September 2005
Well Paid Police, March 2005
2005 Police Budget, December 2004
Small Changes to Police Budget, April 2004
Slowly Uncovering the Police Budget, March 2004
Police Operating Budget 2003, February 2003
Police Operating Budget 2002, February 2002
Detailed Budgets of the Toronto Police Service, October 2001

Carding, see also Racial Profiling 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The Negative Impact of Police Stops, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
New Carding Data, July 2014
The Carding "Satisfaction" Survey, July 2014
Carding Ends, "Community Contacts" Begin, May 2014
Finalizing the Community Contacts Policy, May 2014
Toronto Police Services Board Special Meeting on Carding, April 2014
TPAC's position, April 2014
Controlling Carding: a Brief History, April 2014
Frank Addario's Advice to the Board, April 2014
Carding: a Step Forward ?, December 2013
Trying to Make Carding More Likeable, October 2013
Carding Update, June 2013

Chief 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Bill Blair to be Replaced as Chief, September 2014
Chief Blair and His Future. March 2014
Chief Blair and the SIU, September 2013
The Police Chief Writes His Story, November 2007
New Police Leadership Comes Only from Within, April 2005
The Next Toronto Chief of Police, March 2005
Up and Out for the Chief, February 2005
Vacancies at the Top, January 2005
Appointing a new Chief, November 2004
The Continuing Fantino Saga, September 2004
Chief Fantino's Contract Not Renewed, June 2004
Chief Fantino's Comments on Sex Offenders, May 2004
Hiring a New Deputy Chief, April 2004

Civilian Oversight / Complaints Process 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Waiting for Changes to the Police Complaints Mechanism, July 2008
Searching for Head of New Complaints Agency, June 2007
The Sorry State of Police Complaints in British Columbia, February 2007
Police Complaints Bill 103 at Committee, February 2007
Public Hearings on Bill 103, January 2007
Commentary on Bill 103, January 2007
Policing the RCMP, December 2006
Bill 103, A New Police Complaints Commission, December 2006
The Danger of Complaining About Police Activity, September 2006
The New Police Complaints Process, April 2006
Reviewing Civilian Oversight, April 2006
Wanted: A New Complaints Procedure, February 2006
Whatever Happened to the LeSage Recommendations?, November 2005
Towards a New Police Complaints System, July 2005
Police Complaints Report: Status, May 2005
LeSage Recommendations on Police Complaints, April 2005
Community Statement Concerning the Expected LeSage Recommendations, February, 2005
Welcome New Appointment to OCCOPS, December 2004
An Office of the Citizen Advisor, November 2004
Police Complaints Review Begins, June 2004
Police Complaints, April 2004
Defining a New Complaints Mechanism, March 2004
A Police Complaints System That Works for the Public
Summary of Discussion at Public Meeting, November 27, 2003
Civilian Oversight of the Police, November 2003
Auditor's Report on the Police Public Complaints Process, November 2002

Community Policing 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The New Neighbourhood Policing, Details, September 2013
Neighbourhood Officers in Toronto, June 2013
A New Commitment to Community Policing, December 2004
Making Community Policing a Priority, November 2004

Corruption 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Corruption allegations within the Toronto Police Force, December 2006
Mandatory Testing for Officers in High Risk Positions, January 2005
Corruption Allegations in the Police Force, April 2004

Crime Rate 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Latest Crime Statistics in Canada - Crime is Down, September 2007
Some Figures on Death by Guns, February 2006
Data Bites from Toronto Police, October 2005
Most Recent Police Statistics, December 2004
Recent Police Statistics, October 2003

Demonstrations 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Police and Demonstrations: Complaint Validated, September 2004
Policing Demonstrations, May 2003
Guidelines for Police Behaviour at Demonstrations, April 2002
Public Forum on Police Violence at the Ontario Tory Convention, April 2002

Elections 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questions on Policing to Mayoralty Candidates, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
Crime as a Provincial Election Issue, September 2007
Questions for Municipal Candidates, September 2006

Events 

TPAC Bulletin listings
A Public Forum on Policing, September 2007
Better Policing for Toronto Seminar: A Summary, September 2005
Better Policing for Toronto: A Day-long Seminar, July 2005
Public Meeting: Recreation or Incarceration?, June 2004
Public Meeting in June: Recreation or Incarceration ? , May 2004

Guns and Gun Violence 

TPAC Bulletin listings
More Thinking on Guns, July 2014
Restricting Police Guns, June 2014
Another Police Shooting, December 2013
What About Those Guns ?, July 2008
Counting the Guns in Toronto, September 2007
Ending Gun Violence, February 2006
Some Figures on Death by Guns, February 2006
Gun Violence and Youth in Toronto. November 2005
Gun Violence in Toronto and Public Response, September 2005

Helicopters 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Helicopters
Helicopters for the Police ? , November 2005

Hiring and Hiring Practices 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Recruiting Officers who Know Toronto, September 2014
The Disappointing Iacobucci Report, July 2014
Toronto Police Force Expands, September 2006
Hiring a Police Force That Looks Like Toronto, May 2006
Toronto Police Force Grows Again, October 2005
A Black Police Woman Speaks Out, September 2004

Interrogation Techniques 

TPAC Bulletin listings
No-tech Confessions, September 2003

Labour Relations 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
Officers Killed on Duty. December 2013
Paying Police Well, June 2013
Impressive Police Salaries, April 2008
Police Shift Work to Shift, January 2008
Taking Home Big Pay, September 2007
Police Association Challenges Name Tags, September 2007
Leadership of the Police Association, July 2006
TPA's Continuing Confrontational Tone, February 2006
Board/Association Labour Settlement, November 2005
Job Action, October 2005
Well Paid Police, March 2005

Litigation 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Small Claims Court Justice, April 2006
Settling Legal Claims for a Pretty Penny, April 2005

Mental Health Issues and Policing see also TASERs 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questions on Policing to Mayoralty Candidates, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
The Disappointing Iacobucci Report, July 2014
Cavoukian Sues Toronto Police for Disclosing Mental Illness Information, June 2014
Privacy Commissioner on Police Use of Mental Health Records, May 2014
Non-conviction Information Released by Toronto Police, June 2014
Iacobucci Review of Lethal Use of Force. March 2014
Ministry's Study on Police and Those in Mental Crisis, March 2014
Coroners Jury Recommendations on Three Killed by Toronto Police, March 2014
Another Police Shooting, December 2013
Investigating Sammy Yatim's Death, October 2013
Board Distances Itself from Sammy Yatim Case, September 2013
The Death of Sammy Yatim, August 2013
Another Man with Mental Illness Killed, June 2013
Expanding the Mobile Crisis Intervention Teams, April 2008
Police Checks and Providing Information for Employers, March 2008
Death in a Park, March 2008
The Problem of Police Records, May 2007
The Tragic Fate of Suffering a Mental Crisis in Public, April 2005
Two Police Approaches to People in Crisis, March 2005
Police and Mental Health Issues, November 2003

Municipal Issues/Politics 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questions on Policing to Mayoralty Candidates, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
Questions for Municipal Candidates, September 2006
New City of Toronto Legislation, November 2005

Name Badges 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Police Association Challenges Name Tags, September 2007
Name Badges or Not, July 2006
Fencing them In, April 2006
Name Badges for Toronto Police, March 2005
Nameless in T.O., November 2004
Police Transparency, April 2004

Police Brutality and Misconduct, see also Violence, Police 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Non-Transparency, May 2007
A New Police Program: 25 and Out, December 2006
Ending the Suspension Payout, September 2006
Updates: the Wyann Ruso and Jeffrey Reodica cases, April 2006
The Unnoticed Pepper Spray, December 2005
Police Officer Convicted of Assault, October 2005
Police-Related Deaths, January 2005
International Day Against Police Brutality, March 2002

Police Chases 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Police Chases, June 2013
Let's Not Debate Police Issues, June 2007
Colliding Police Cars, February 2007
Blink: High Speed Chases and More, February 2005

Police Funerals 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Officers Killed on Duty, December 2013

Police Horses 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Police Horses, March 2006

Police Records 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
Cavoukian sues Toronto police for disclosing mental illness information, June 2014
Non-conviction Information Released by Toronto Police, June 2014
Privacy Commissioner on Police Use of Mental Health Records, May 2014
Police Releasing Information for Clearance Letters, March 2014
Police Checks and Providing Information for Employers, March 2008
Personal Information Released by Police, September 2007
The Problem of Police Records, May 2007

Police Services Act, TPAC's proposed amendments 

November 30 2015

Article
This brief outlines the amendments TPAC thinks should be made to the Police Services Act, a statute that the Minister of Community Safety is currently reviewing.

Policing Priorities 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
New Carding Data, July 2014
Ideas About the Police ?, June 2014
Police and Kids in the Park, March 2008
Better Policing for Toronto Seminar: A Summary, September 2005
Better Policing for Toronto: A Day-long Seminar, July 2005
Policing Priorities in Toronto, December 2004

Political Activity by Police 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Political Police in Ottawa, March 2006
More on Political Endorsements by the Police Association, November 2003
Police Intervene Politically, October 2003

Prisoners 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The Trap of Not Getting Bail, September 2013

Private Funding of Police 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Private Funding of a Police Helicopter, September 2002

Racial Profiling,see also Carding 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The Negative Impact of Police Stops, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
OPP's Racial Profiling of Immigrants, March 2014
Public Perceptions of Toronto Police, December 2013
Police in Schools, July 2008
Police and Kids in the Park, March 2008
Not Getting Data on What Police Do, March 2008
Ending Racial Profiling, July 2006
Moving Slowly on Racial Profiling, December 2005
Police Board responds to racial profiling, October 2003
Kingston police collect racial data, September 2003

Racism 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Race and Police Use of Force, September 2006
A Black Police Woman Speaks Out, September 2004

RCMP 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Fantino Speaks His Mind, And the Investigation Begins, June 2007
Policing the RCMP, December 2006

Response to Iacobucci Report 

July 24 2014

Media Release

Sexual Assault 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Moving Backwards on Sexual Assaults, July 2008
Failures in Sexual Assault Investigations, Again, January 2005
Chief Fantino's Comments on Sex Offenders, May 2004
Auditing the Sexual Assault Audit , by Jane Doe, June 2003
Book Review: "The Story of Jane Doe", June 2003

SIU 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Chief Blair and the SIU, September 2013
The Ontario Ombudsman Reviews the SIU, June 2007
SIU Annual Report, October 2013
SIU Annual Report, September 2005

Strip Searches 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
Strip Searches, June 2014
Again, Hope About Limiting Strip Searches, March 2014
A Policy to Reduce Strip Searches, March 2006
Alarming Strip Search Figures in Toronto, February 2006
Strip Search, the Mystery, September 2005
Finally a Better Strip Search Policy, March 2005
Police Database Off Base, November 2004
Review of Strip Search Policy, September 2004
The Cost of Strip Searches, May 2004
Strip Searches on the Agenda Again, April 2004
Supreme Court Decision on Strip Searches, February 2002

Targeted Policing 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The Negative Impact of Police Stops, September 2014
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014
TAVIS and the Downtown East Side, June 2014
Business Plan for Next Three Years, December 2013
Targeted TAVIS, March 2006

TASERs 

TPAC Bulletin listings
The Disappointing Iacobucci Report, July 2014
Restricting Police Guns, June 2014
How the Ministry Decided to Expand TASER Use, March 2014
TASERs, No News, December 2013
Public Says NO to More TASERs, October 2013
Expanding the Use of Conducted Energy Weapons (CEWs) In Ontario, September 2013
Toronto Board Holds Public Meeting on CEWs, September 2013
Toronto's TASER Protocol, April 2008
TASER News a Delay or a Victory ?, March 2008
Forum on TASERs: February 6, January 2008
TASER International Comes to Toronto, January 2008
TASER Problems, November 2007
Missing the TASER Alternative Again, November 2007
Truth not TASERs, June 2007
Increasing Use of TASERs in Toronto, May 2007
TASER Use Increases, May 2006
TASER Use in Toronto, March 2006
British Government Restricts Use of TASERs, July 2005
The Tragic Fate of Suffering a Mental Crisis in Public, April 2005
Two Police Approaches to People in Crisis, March 2005
Will the Board Buy 500 TASERs, February 2005
TASERs on Hold, December 2004

Toronto Police 208 card 

November 21 2012

other / N/A

TPAC to Iacobucci Review, February 24, 2014 

March 05 2014

Report

Transparency 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Not Getting Data on What Police Do, March 2008
Non-Transparency, May 2007
Closing the Information Door at Police Headquarters, February 2007
Nameless in T.O., November 2004
Limited Freedom-of-Police Information, September 2004
Police Transparency, April 2004

Video Surveillance 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Body Cameras, September 2014
Intersection Watch, November 2007
Breaking the Bank on Cameras, May 2007
It's Hard Being on Camera, May 2006
Video Surveillance in Public Places, January 2002

Violence Against Women see also Sexual Assault 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Dealing with Perpetrators of Woman Abuse, January 2008
Updates: the Wyann Ruso and Jeffrey Reodica cases, April 2006
Wyann Ruso Settlement, December 2005
The Case for Wyann Russo, December 2005
Wyann Ruso's Wait, November 2005
Domestic Violence and Police Response, May 2005

Violence, Police 

TPAC Bulletin listings
More Thinking on Guns, July 2014
Restricting Police Guns, June 2014
Another Police Shooting, December 2013
Investigating Sammy Yatim's Death, October 2013
Board Distances Itself from Sammy Yatim Case, September 2013
The Death of Sammy Yatim, August 2013
Death in a Park, March 2008
Updates: the Wyann Ruso and Jeffrey Reodica cases, April 2006
Police Officer Convicted of Assault, October 2005
Police-Related Deaths, January 2005
International Day Against Police Brutality, March 2002

Youth Criminal Justice 

TPAC Bulletin listings
Questioning the Candidates for Mayor, July 2014