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Wednesday, January 04, 2006

33 Division Community Bulletin

Staff Inspector Ruth White

The holiday season is a time of celebration and sharing with friends and family. I would like to take this time to thank all of the members of 33 Division, including the many volunteers and auxiliary officers, who perform at their best each and every day.

The accomplishments and outstanding efforts from the past year are evident. Many members of 33 Division have given countless hours of their own time in raising funds for many charities and disaster relief organizations. Others have received life saving and teamwork awards for brave and selfless acts. There are those who spend their own time with the youth of our community to better the lives of our children. For those officers who have witnessed too many senseless acts of violence, a special thanks to you.

To the officers’ friends and families who will be waiting for their loved ones to come home after protecting our community, I appreciate your support.

May you have a safe and happy holiday season.



This is the first Traffic safety campaign for the New Year. It will commence on Monday January 9th and run until Sunday January 15th, 2006.
It is critical that all road users obey the rules of the road. A component to ensuring everyone’s safety is the condition of vehicles being operated on our roadways. Further, there is an estimated 479,000 suspended drivers in the province. Almost 45 percent of them are for non-payment of fines.

Furthermore, the economic cost of collisions in Ontario is estimated to be 9 billion dollars per year.
Therefore, it is important that motorists ensure that they have proper vehicle maintenance and carry with them their proper documentation at all times.


On Saturday December 10th, 2005 at 01:30 hours, the accused male was hanging with a group of males in the rear parking lot at 251 Roywood Dr.

As Primary Response Unit officers approached the group, the accused male fled on foot. After a short foot pursuit the accused male was caught and investigated. The accused male had a loaded .22 calibre handgun in his front right pocket. (7 rounds of ammunition)

The accused male also had 7 MDMA (Ecstasy) pills in two separate baggies, as well as $162.00 in small denominations. He was arrested & charged accordingly.

The officers from ‘E’ Platoon are to be commended for their commitment in dealing with one of 33 Division’s troubled communities.

The officers put together and executed a successful plan to address this recent increase in violence and intimidation at the Roywood Housing Complex. Thanks to these dedicated officers, another gun and gunman/drug dealer is off the streets.


Now Hiring
School Crossing Guards
The Toronto Police Service is looking for people who are interested in applying for the position of School Crossing Guard in 33 Division. Applicants who are interested in joining our team must have the following requirements:

• Minimum 18 years old
• Must be eligible to work in Canada
• Meet vision requirements of 20/30 in both eyes
• Produce Doctor’s certificate stating you are medically fit to perform the duties
• Able to work a minimum 3 hours per day

You are invited to contact Police Constable Barry Ashton at 33 Division, Toronto Police Service at 416-808-3391.

Who can use H.O.V. Lanes?
• A vehicle carrying two or more people
• A commercial truck less than 6.5 metres long
• A mini van with two or more people
• A motorcycle with two or more people
• A taxi or limo with two or more people
• A bus of any type, even without passengers

Benefits of H.O.V. Lanes to you and your community:
• Saves time and money
• Conserves fuel
• More reliable commute
• Less stress
• Better air quality (reduced emissions)
• Better use of infrastructure
• Better manages traffic congestion

Bringing Joy to Children

Catherine Maxwell, a resident of 33 Division, took a vested interest in the children of her community of Allenbury Gardens.
After creating a Community Room for the youth who live in the complex, Catherine felt that this was not enough. She felt compelled to do more for the children to make their Christmas a little brighter. Catherine approached 33 Division for ideas and assistance.
Together with Staff Sergeant Rob Morris and members of 33 Division, a Christmas Toy Drive was organized and held at 33 Division. Toys, school supplies, gift certificates and non-perishable food items were donated and delivered to the children and their families who live in the Allenbury community.
It was a great success and brought many smiles to the faces of the children and families who received gifts for Christmas. This is one more step in helping make a community in 33 Division a better place to live.

Partnerships-Safer Communities

Community policing is a partnership between the public and the Police. Promoting public safety in our communities is a shared concern and responsibility. By working together to strengthen the communities in we live and work we will be contributing to a quality of life that is record to none.

• Make note of unknown or suspicious individuals that are loitering in the area and call Police. Have ready, if possible a detailed description.
• Install and maintain proper security measures in your home.
• Keep a record of all valuables, and mark them in such a way, so they can be identified as yours, such as engraving. Also register your family’s bicycles with the Police.
• Graffiti of any kind is NOT art, and can seriously damage the reputation of a community, i.e. higher taxes for cleanup, lower property values and a heightened fear of gang related crime. Call Crime Stoppers at 416-222-Tips to give or receive information.
• Know what your children are viewing on the internet. Educate yourselves and your children on the risks of the internet.
• Reduce the risk, never carry valuables on your person in plain view. Look confident and ALWAYS be aware of your surroundings.
• Don’t reveal personal information to anyone at your door or on the telephone. Remember… if it sounds too good to be true… it usually is!
• Learn to recognize suspicious or inappropriate behaviour in your children or their friends in regards to Drug and or Alcohol use. Educate yourself on the signs and symptoms of usage.
• When it comes to FRAUDS and SCAMS remember to be ALERT.

Ask questions
Listen carefully
Educate yourself
Refuse to be pressured
Tell the Police

For more information please call the crime prevention officer
P.C Downie #5535 at 33 Division 416-808-3300