In my role as Coordinator for the Kensington Market BIA, I attended the Town Hall meeting held June 12th by 14 Division at Ryerson Public School. Below are the tweets I shared earlier this evening about the plans for additional patrols starting on Friday.
This is only a small snapshot of what was explained to those in attendance, and does not reflect the broad discussion that took place between the community members in attendance, the panel of officers, and Councillor Adam Vaughan.
For more information, please contact 14 Division – 416 808 1400, or Councillor Adam Vaughan’s office – 416 392 4044.
(ProjectPost is the name of the program)
Tweets by @yvonnebambrick
Just arrived at #14Division TO Police Town Hall regarding new #ProjectPost starting Friday in downtown West. Stepping up patrols.
New policing program is in response to “historic rivalrys and violence between 14 & 51 Division” #ProjectPost #TOPolice
Proposing to deploy more officers in downtown west area over 15wk period – more enforcement & high visibility #ProjectPost
#ProjectPost also about connecting #TOPolice with community to discuss safety concerns anonymously. Use of force to be minimal.
Deployment of additional officers is intended to keep community safe – predominantly foot & bike patrol. #ProjectPost #TOPolice
“Intent is to come in and surgically remove those people that are harmful to the community.” #ProjectPost #TOPolice
Maintenance strategy will continue after 15wks period of #ProjectPost. “Not coming in as occupying army” #TOPolice