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POLICE BOARD TO MEET FRIDAY, JANUARY 20, 2012
Date: 2012-01-16 15:03:06
 
For immediate release
January 16, 2012

Police Board to meet on Friday

TORONTO: The next scheduled meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board will take place on Friday January 20 at 1:30 PM in the Auditorium, 40 College Street. Copies of the agenda are available on the Board’s website www.tpsb.ca, from the Board office and limited copies are available at the meeting. To view the Board meeting via webstream, use the link on the Board’s website, or go to www.rogerstv.com. Items of interest include:

ELECTION OF THE CHAIR AND VICE-CHAIR
In accordance with section 28(1) of the Police Services Act, which provides that the Board is required to elect a Chair at its first meeting in each year, the Board members will elect a Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board.

The Board members will also elect a Vice Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board in accordance with section 28(2) of the Police Services Act.

DEPUTATION ON ACCESSIBLE PARKING IN TORONTO
The Board will hear a deputation from Mr. Gerald H. Parker, Executive Director, Institute of Canadian Justice, on accessible parking in Toronto.

TORONTO POLICE SERVICE EFFICIENCY STUDY – FINAL REPORT
The Board will consider a report from Joseph Pennachetti, City Manager, City of Toronto, which contains the final report of the Service Efficiency Study of the Toronto Police Service. The Service Efficiency Studies look at how certain services are delivered to identify new and more efficient ways to deliver them at a lower cost. The studies provide advice and recommendations to the City Manager and identify actions and directions which could result in more efficient and effective service delivery, organizational and operational arrangements and associated savings.

This report was deferred from the November 24, 2011 meeting to the January 20, 2012 meeting along with a request that the Chief of Police provide his response to the Study and its recommendations for consideration at the January 2012 meeting.

DIVESTING THE PAYROLL FUNCTION: REVIEW OF OPTIONS
The Board will consider a report from the Chief that outlines the options for divesting the payroll function. The report includes the options available to the Board related to payroll and human resource functions, the implications/costs/benefits of each option and the overall impact of divesting any portion of the payroll services on the Service and its members.

2011 SPECIAL INVESTIGATIONS UNIT (SIU) INVESTIGATIONS
The Board will consider a report from the Chief which contains an analysis of the number of Special Investigation Unit (SIU) investigations that commenced in 2011 compared to previous years. As the report notes, despite the appearance that new SIU investigations have increased, they have in fact decreased. As of November 30, 2011, the Service had entered into 58 new SIU investigations in 2011. This is a 12.1% decrease from the 66 that had been commenced by the same point last year and a 17.1% decrease from the 70 investigations commenced by the end of November in 2009. The report also states that, despite the decrease in cases, Professional Standards has maintained a proactive approach with members of the Service.

2011 CIVIL ACTIONS
The Board will consider a report from the Chief which contains an analysis of the number of civil claims that commenced in 2011 compared to previous years. As the report notes, during the period of January 1, 2011 to December 7, 2011, Legal Services received 94 new civil action claims, compared with 97 new claims during this same period in 2010.




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Contact: Sandy Adelson
(416) 808-8090

An index of agenda items can be found on the Board's website at www.torontopoliceboard.on.ca. Video copy of this meeting and all other Board meetings can be obtained from the Video Services Unit for a nominal fee. Call 80V-IDEO (416-808-4336) for further information.

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