Press Releases

22 Jun 2022 Toronto Police Association Responds to Workplace Harassment Discrimination Review Released by Toronto Police Service

In response to a report released by the Toronto Police Service regarding Workplace Harassment and Discrimination, the Toronto Police Association continues to take action and do its part to support members and advocate for meaningful changes in policing.

22 Jun 2022 Toronto Police Association Supports Findings by City of Toronto Auditor General

The Toronto Police Association is thanking City of Toronto Auditor General Beverly Romeo-Beehler and her team for their thorough, evidence-based examination of 9-1-1 Operations and Police Response to Calls for Service and is asking the Toronto Police Service and all levels of government to move quickly on the AG’s recommendations.

15 Jun 2022 Statement about Race-based Data from the Toronto Police Association

Today the Service released the results of its race-based data collection regarding use of force and strip searches by our members.

02 May 2022 Toronto Police Association asks the Toronto Police Services Board to support its call for Bail Reform and Other Legislative Changes aimed at curbing Gun & Gang Violence

Today the Toronto Police Association deputed at the monthly meeting of the Toronto Police Services Board on bail reform and other legislative changes that would help curb gun and gang violence.

28 Apr 2022 TPA Applauds Ford Government Investment in Mental Health Services for Public Safety Personnel

TPA President Jon Reid. “Our members have an unwavering dedication to upholding the safety of our city’s residents and, as their Association, we applaud any step taken to support them in their efforts.”

12 Apr 2022 Toronto Police Association Announces New Chief Communications Officer

The Toronto Police Association is pleased to announce that Meaghan Gray will be its new Chief Communications Officer, effective April 25, 2022. Meaghan brings over 20 years of communications and issues management experience to the TPA’s Executive, including the last 18 as a member of the Toronto Police Service’s Corporate Communications team. Meaghan will be responsible for all aspects of the Association’s communications, including corporate, internal and media relations, and working with the Board and Executive staff as a strategic advisor on reputation, branding, issues and change management.

24-Aug-21 Toronto Police Association Opposes Mandatory Vaccine Announcement

The Toronto Police Association (“TPA”) is aware of the Toronto Police Service (“TPS”) announcement on the implementation of its own mandatory vaccination policy for all members. We understand this is an initial announcement without any policy documentation, procedure, or routine order in place.

02-July-21 Toronto Police Association Statement Death of Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup

The tragic loss of Detective Constable Jeffrey Northrup is undeniably heartbreaking. The Toronto Police Association sends our deepest condolences to the family, friends and fellow police officers of Jeffrey Northrup, a hardworking, dedicated family man with a long line of service.

13 Apr 21 – Toronto Police Assocation Missing Persons Review Statement

The Independent Civilian Review into Missing Persons Investigations was an important undertaking by the Honourable Gloria J. Epstein, Lead Counsel Mr. Mark Sandler and all members who supported and worked with them. This was a significant review with a mandate to examine how Toronto Police manage missing persons investigations in relation to vulnerable and marginalized individuals.

10 Apr 21 – Toronto Police Association Bail Release Statement

The Toronto Police Association (“TPA”) is calling for the urgent need for a fulsome review of how our bail laws are being applied and interpreted. The release of Neelkanth Shah – charged with the attempted murder of a police officer – can only be characterized as eroding public confidence in the administration of justice

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