Mark Saunders

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Chief Mark Saunders thanks Q&A participants

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders wants to have the “best police force in the world” and engaged the public on social media to help make it happen.

On Wednesday, Saunders hosted a live Q&A on Twitter from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. and responded to 16 questions from Torontonians via video. Residents asked about police de-escalation training, officers carrying naloxone kits and community engagement.

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Toronto Police Chief to host first Twitter Q&A

Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders is making history. At 4 p.m., he’s hosting a live Q&A session on Twitter in an effort to reach out to communities that feel like they don’t have a voice in the city. This marks the first time a Canadian police chief will partner with Twitter Canada for such an event.

Police budget request granted

A request for a funding increase of 2.76 per cent for Toronto Police Services’ 2016 budget has been granted by the civilian oversight board.