Human rights report on TPS expected in March

By Admin 28.01.2015

By TOM GODFREY   The first Annual Human Rights Report looking into the Toronto Police Service is being compiled and expected to be released in March before Chief Bill Blair leaves office.   Many community residents were hoping the long-awaited …

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More on what to look forward to

By Patrick Hunter 14.01.2015

By PATRICK HUNTER At some point during this year, we expect the appointment of a new chief of police of the Toronto Police Service (TPS). Whomever takes over that post has some major challenges ahead. The outgoing chief, Bill Blair, …

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Carding continues

By Admin 19.11.2014

Racial profiling and carding go together in Toronto. The practice by police here has long been verified with numbers bearing out the experiences of individuals of colour that they are as much as 10 times more likely to be stopped by police in this city and questioned as being suspicious, compared to the White population. Furthermore, if the individual is male and young, it is as if those two characteristics are checked off as qualifying for repeated police stops, questioning and data collection.

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Deputy chief Peter Sloly honoured by alma mater

Deputy Police Chief Peter Sloly
By Admin 08.10.2014

As a national team soccer player in the mid-1980s, Toronto Police Service deputy chief Peter Sloly was limited to two universities when the time came for him to choose where he wanted to pursue post-secondary education.

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Youth with sickle cell encouraged to persevere despite odds

Marsha Wilson (left) and Judy Grandison (right) flank scholarship recipient Ayanna Joseph-Stanis
By Admin 24.09.2014

Just after being promoted to Sergeant in 1996, Peter Sloly received a call from then Staff Inspector Keith Forde requesting assistance with the organization of police security for the annual Camp Jumoke walk-a-thon at Nathan Phillips Square.

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An unprecedented opportunity for leadership change

By Admin 07.08.2014

By Dr. MUNYONZWE HAMALENGWA, Barrister and Solicitor   The Toronto Police Services Board has an unprecedented opportunity to appoint for the first time in its history and indeed the history of the City of Toronto, a chief of the Toronto …

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St. Lucia benefits from collaboration with TPS

Sergeant Marcus George
By Admin 23.07.2014

Three years ago, St. Lucia’s former Minister of Home Affairs and National Security, Guy Mayers and police chief Vernon Francois met with Toronto Police Service (TPS) deputy chief Peter Sloly at headquarters to explore opportunities for assistance in the wake …

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Carding – will the new policy change anything?

By Patrick Hunter 07.05.2014

By PATRICK HUNTER   A couple of weeks ago, the Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) approved a new policy to govern the Toronto Police Service (TPS) in what they formally call “community contacts”. To its credit, the board has acknowledged the …

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