KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
Today, the Toronto Police Service is launching a Know Your Rights campaign in partnership with the members of the Police and Community Engagement Review, known as PACER. The campaign is being kicked off with a short video, which explains a person’s rights and a police officer’s responsibilities during the various interactions that many of you deal with on a daily basis. The Service began working with PACER in 2012 to review procedures and practices relating to interactions between police officers and members of the community and their lived experiences. As Chief, I re-established the committee in 2020 to continue to strengthen that important link between the community and our Service. The Know Your Rights video is one initiative of PACER 2.0 and represents an effort to inform our communities. Awareness of their rights and our responsibilities as police officers helps both sides.