Toronto Police Service to issue thousands of body-worn cameras to officers by October

The Toronto Police Service says all front-line officers will be deployed with body-worn cameras by the end of October. Superintendent Michael Barsky, who oversees the project, says roughly 650 officers … Read More

Mental health emergency response service based on noted Oregon model could come to Toronto

A program based on a noted emergency mental health response service in Oregon could be coming to the streets of Toronto if advocates and city councillors have their way. The … Read More

Police wellness checks: Why they’re ending violently and what experts say needs to change

Questions are mounting about police officers’ roles in responding to mental health calls following the recent deaths of distressed people whose families sought help. Most recently, a 62-year-old man reportedly … Read More

Toronto’s CAMH says police should not be 1st responders to mental health calls

Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) says police officers should not be the first responders on scene to a mental health crisis or person in mental health distress. … Read More

Regis Korchinski-Paquet’s death reinforces need for major mental health, policing reforms: advocates

Almost a week after 29-year-old Regis Korchinski-Paquet fell to her death at a west-end apartment building, the co-chair of the Toronto Police Services Board’s anti-racism advisory panel says she has … Read More

Coronavirus: Toronto police civilian tests positive for COVID-19, all stations closing to public

The Toronto Police Service says one of its civilian staff members has tested positive for READ MORE: . “As of March 18, 2020, we are aware of one civilian member … Read More