Subject: COMMUNITY SAFETY MESSAGE
In an emergency: CALL 9-1-1
March 7, 2018
To all who participated in the Community Meeting at 53 Division, hosted by Dan Chitiz. On behalf of the officers and staff of 53 Division, we would like to thank you for taking a strong interest in your community’s safety. The Community Response Officers who were involved in the meeting are very appreciative of the group input along with the cooperative approach of all involved.
In response to a question in regard to video at the rear of 411 Duplex Avenue and the rear of 2300 Yonge Street, we can confirm there is sufficient video at these locations.
In response to a question about the crime statistics for Robberies within the area, the following stats have been confirmed:
53 Division has experienced an increase of 16% in Robberies (primarily being driven by the recent robberies within the Yonge/Eglinton Area), Break & Enters have increased by 21% , and the overall reporting of crime is up 17% from 2017 during the same period. This overall increase in crime is consistent with other Divisions within the City of Toronto.
There was a question in relation to a large gathering/ party/ crowd of youth on Albertus Avenue and police response to numerous calls for service. We can confirm there was a plainclothes unit (unmarked vehicle) that attended. This unit monitored the situation and requested a Primary Response uniform unit to attend , however due to several higher priority calls, there were no units readily available. When a uniform unit became available, they did attend.
The 53 Division, Community Response Unit will be attending an event at North Toronto Collegiate Institute in the near future to further discuss some of these community concerns.
We understand, as a Police Service, we are judged by our professionalism and our response times to calls for service. If you find you are unsatisfied with our service, we welcome the opportunity for further discussion along with any possible solutions. You can contact our Unit Commander by email, Superintendent Shaun Narine, Shaun.Narine@torontopolice.on.ca , or Inspector Sonia Thomas, Sonia.Thomas@torontopolice.on.ca to share your concerns or comments about your Police Service.
We have now created a Community Safety Email Notification Group, using the participants from this meeting. In future, you are going to receive email about current issues from your own Division and neighbourhoods. If you do not want to be on this email list, please advise and we will remove you accordingly.
Police Constable #90023
Toronto Police Service
Community Response Unit
Crime Prevention and Disorder Management Officer
To report a crime to the Toronto Police that is not an emergency dial: (416) 808-2222
To report a crime anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)