High demand for paid-duty officers is putting a strain on Toronto police and event organizers

High demand for paid-duty officers is putting a strain on Toronto police and event organizers

Marathons. Music festivals. Street parties. Parades. Movie shoots. Cranes.

Toronto has no shortage of events and signs that herald a vibrant global city, yet, they come with traffic, crowd control and public safety challenges.

A hefty price tag for paid-duty policing and a limited supply of officers is straining the limits of both police and event organizers, according to a city report that warns it will only become more challenging as the city continues to grow.

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2019/07/07/high-demand-for-paid-duty-officers-is-putting-a-strain-on-toronto-police-and-event-organizers.html