Community Policing

In recent months, I have heard from a number of concerned residents about how the City can best address crime in our neighbourhoods. More than ever before, the City needs to examine how we organize and deliver policing services in Toronto so that members are able to effectively and sustainably meet the complex needs of our City.
Community policing is an important aspect of the City's efforts to keep residents safe. As a City Council, we are committed to continuing to make investments in neighbourhood-based policing initiatives. Between last year's committment and this year's budget proposal, the City will have hired an additional 500 uniformed police officers.
As the budget process unfolds, I will join my colleagues in calling for continued and additional funding to community policing initiatives.