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Canada Toronto adding 200 cops to night shift to curb gun violence

17:41  12 july  2018
17:41  12 july  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Toronto ’s mayor and police chief have announced a -million plan aimed at curbing gun violence , including adding 200 frontline officers to the night shift

Toronto police will add 200 frontline officers to the night shift this summer in an effort to reduce gun violence in the city. Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory unveiled the plan today, in the wake of a string of shootings in recent weeks. Saunders says officers will be dispatched to areas that

Toronto police will add 200 frontline officers to the night shift this summer in an effort to reduce gun violence in the city.

Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory unveiled the plan today, in the wake of a string of shootings in recent weeks.

Saunders says officers will be dispatched to areas that require them and noted that neighbourhoods will not be saturated with police.

Tory says $15 million will be spent on efforts to curb gun violence in the city, including funds for community programs.

Saunders says funding for expanding the force for the summer is being provided by the Ontario government and the mayor says the federal government will provide assistance as well.

Tory says fewer police officers will be monitoring traffic as part of the temporary plan.

Toronto rolls out larger police presence to curb gun violence .
Toronto will have a bigger police presence on city streets Friday as part of a new, $15-million "gun violence reduction plan" designed to tackle the recent spike in shootings. Police Chief Mark Saunders and Mayor John Tory announced last week that 200 additional officers will now be on the streets during the evening peak hours for the remainder of the summer. The officers will be deployed on patrols during the hours of 7 p.m. and 3 a.m., the window during which most shootings occur in the city.

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