Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)
43 Division CPLC is made up of community volunteers and police service representatives from the 43 Division’s geographic area. The membership of the CPLC reflects the unique and diverse population served by 43 Division. The committee is inclusive to reflect the demographics of the local community.
To work together in identifying, prioritizing, and problem solving of local policing issues by;
• being proactive in community relations, crime prevention, education, mobilization, and communications initiatives, and
• acting as a resource to the police and the community.
All of the seventeen police divisions throughout the City of Toronto including Traffic Services have a CPLC to provide advice and assistance to the local Unit Commander and to work in partnership with local police towards a safe and secure community.
The membership of each CPLC reflects the unique and diverse population served by a particular division. Participants on committees include community representatives from racial, cultural or linguistic groups, social agencies, businesses, tenant associations, schools, places of worship, gender, youth and socio-economic status.
The CPLC works with the Community Response Units in each division to develop short and long-term solutions to local concerns ensuring that no single group is excluded in the process. This system, in place in divisions since the early 1990s, has provided direct access to the decision making process at the local level and has empowered local community members to improve the safety and security of their own communities.
• This committee shall only be recognized as the Division/Traffic Services Police Liaison Committee.
•Each CPLC will be part of a network of Divisional/Traffic CPLCs and the other two formal consultative components of the Service.
•Every Division including Traffic Services shall have a CPLC.
•The Unit Commander will be responsible for the overall operation and effectiveness of the CPLC within their respective Unit and have the autonomy to remove a member or constitute the committee.
•The size of each Committee will be determined by the individual CPLC.
• Each CPLC shall have an Executive consisting of:
• Each member of the CPLC Executive, except for the unit commander, serves for one year from the time of appointment.
• Elections for the Executive positions, except that of the unit commander, shall be held every year.
• Two fifths of the CPLC membership shall constitute a quorum.
• The Executive may appoint sub-committees from time to time as deemed necessary.
• Police officers other than the unit commander involved in the CPLC shall not vote.
• The unit commander shall ensure that community consultative strategies are included in the “Planned Strategies” area of Section 1 on the Work Planning Performance Development (WPPD – TPS 519).
• At the final review in November with the first level manager, complete all areas of the WPPD (TPS 519) relevant to their consultative committee strategies.
• The consultative committee Annual Performance Evaluation Report (TPS 525) can be used as an attachment to the WPPD (TPS 519).
• be an elected community member from the committee and the Unit Commander;
• preside over all meetings with the co-chairperson;
• with the assistance of the co-chairperson and executive set meeting agendas;
• co-ordinate all CPLC activities; and
• act as a contact person for matters to be presented to the community.
The Secretary shall:
• be either a police or community member of the Committee;
• distribute meeting notices;
• distribute agendas;
• keep minutes for all meetings;
• keep records of all correspondence; and
• for a period of at least two years.
The Treasurer shall:
• be a community member;
• keep full and accurate books of accounts;
• be responsible for Committee finances; and
• prepare a monthly financial statement for Committee Executive when requested.
• CPLC members shall be individuals who live or work in the respective Division or Unit or those individuals who participate with organizations functioning within the respective Division or Unit.
• The CPLC shall not discriminate against membership on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, age, gender, creed, sexual orientation, marital status.
• family status, socio-economic status, handicap or political or religious affiliation.
• The membership of each CPLC shall be reflective of its local ethnic, gender and youth constituents.
• Potential members will submit application letters to the CPLC for review.
• Prior to membership, the unit commander or designate will conduct a background check on potential members. Any results thereof will remain confidential between the unit commander or designate and the potential member.
• Potential members facing criminal charges will not be eligible for membership.
• The unit commander will consider any criminal history of a potential member based on its seriousness and impact on the integrity and reputation of the Service.
• The unit commander will make a decision in relation to a criminal history.
• Should a member be charged with a criminal offence, the member shall notify the unit commander of such circumstances immediately; failure to do so may result in removal from the Committee.
• The unit commander will make a decision on continued membership while facing charges.
• The membership year shall be for one year from date of membership.
• The CPLC executive shall review membership every year and establish the minimum standards for attendance and participation.
NOTE: A background check will be conducted on potential members. Only the Chief of Police can make an exception in relation to background checks.
To become a member of the 43 Division Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC)
- Go to the 43 Division website at www.torontopolice.on.ca/d43/
- On the left side of the screen, under Newsroom, click on Publications
- Under Information and Brochures scroll down to Community Volunteers and Consultative Manual
- Scroll down to Consultative Process and ‘Community Police Liaison Committee’ paying special attention to Pages 38 – 40
- Read the expectations of membership on page 71
- If you are still interested, please fill out the 4 page membership application form on Pages 68 – 70.
- Drop the completed form off at the front desk of the 43 Division station. Please put it in a sealed envelope addressed to Superintendent Mark Fenton. Mark.Fenton@torontopolice.on.ca. Please email him to let him know that you are dropping it off.
Marilyn Hodge – Co-Chair, 43 CPLC