T.O. POLICE CHIEF CAUTIONS OFFICERS IN WAKE OF DALLAS SHOOTINGS
Jul 08, 2016
By Bob Komsic
Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders has sent an e-mail to his officers expressing concern about the police shootings in Texas that left five officers dead, seven wounded.
He reminded them to ensure their own safety when on the job.
In the e-mail, the chief urged officers ”to take all necessary precautions” to protect their own safety.
Saunders also told them he’ll provide them with the tools they need to keep themselves safe.
”The safety of the men and women of the Toronto Police Service, who serve and protect this city, day and night, is enormously important to me. I will always make sure you have the best, and safest equipment, and the intelligence and training to provide you with the greatest protection.”
Asked if the TPS has a specific strategy in place following the deadly sniper attack in Dallas, police spokesperson Mark Pugash says the service is constantly monitoring safety threats, working with national and international law-enforcement agencies.