The Toronto Police Service (TPS) is dedicated to delivering policing services, in partnership with our communities, to keep Toronto the best and safest place to be. Its purpose is to meet service objectives under the Adequacy Standards of the Police Services Act.

Download the Budget Analyst Notes for Toronto Police Service for detailed information on service levels, key initiatives, challenges and performance measures. You can also review budget highlights below.

Toronto Police Service is committed to deliver police services which are sensitive to the needs of the community, involving collaborative partnerships and teamwork to overcome all challenges. These services are provided with the following goals, guided by The Way Forward plan: to be where the public needs the Service the most, embrace partnerships to create safe communities, and focus on the complex needs of a large city.

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Operating Budget

The total cost to deliver these services to Toronto residents is $1.172 billion gross and $1.026 billion net.

Highlights

  • 3.0% Budget increase over the 2018 Approved Net Operating Budget to maintain existing service levels and continue to implement recommendations from The Way Forward report.
  • $4.911M New provincial funding to combat guns and gangs in Toronto.
  • $0.533M Net savings to be realized from the civilianization of 184 positions to allow for front-line officers to focus on core policing duties.
  • 2020/2021 The current collective bargaining agreement expired at the end of 2018 and COLA is not included in 2019, 2020 and 2021.

Key Challenges

  • Workload increased by more than 10% since 2015 due to increased calls for service, while uniform staffing levels decreased by 9% over the same period as a result of the hiring moratorium.
  • Costs and resource pressures associated with legislation impacting the Service relating to WSIB, Chronic Mental Stress Policy, Cannabis, Next Generation 9-1-1, R v. Jordan Decision and disclosure of “911 tapes” decision.
  • Changing landscape of policing (e.g., cybercrime, gun and gang criminals).
  • Implementing modernization agenda in an effective way with limited resources, while still delivering adequate and effective policing.

Priority Actions

  • Ensuring that the Service is adequately resourced with people, technology, analytics and professional capabilities to enable our modernization journey.
  • Continued civilianization of positions to increase capacity of front-line staff for priority calls.
  • Continue to implement recommendations in The Way Forward report to modernize the service delivery model.
  • Continuing the move to a district model of policing.
  • Continuation of the Neighbourhood Officer pilot focused on crime reduction, increasing public trust and improving community relationships.
  • Improving officers’ mobility and use of technology with the Connected Officer and Body Worn Camera programs.
  • Completing the transfer of School Crossing Guard Program to the City.

Capital Budget and Plan

The 10-year Capital Plan is $574.1 million to implement recommendations outlined in the Transformational Task Force’s final report, Action Plan: The Way Forward – Modernizing Community Safety in Toronto.

Highlights – 1 Year

  • $14.051M Continue with the phased facilities realignment projects as part of the strategic direction outlined in the Transformational Task Force final report.
  • $1.800M Continue with the Body Worn Camera and Connected Officer projects.
  • $1.700 M Begin phase III of Transformation Corporate (Systems) Support.
  • $0.500M begin new legislated project to fund first phase of the modernization of the 9-1-1 network as required by Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).

Highlights – 10 Years

  • $366.906M State of Good Repair projects for vehicle and equipment lifecycle replacements and to maintain the safety, condition and requirements of existing TPS buildings.
  • $202.195M Service Improvement projects to modernize through facility realignments and technology investments.
  • $5.000M Legislated project to fund first phase of the modernization of the 9-1-1 network as required by CRTC.
  • $1.040M Growth projects to increase storage space at the property and evidence warehouse.