Tuesday, August 7, 2007
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Toronto - In January 2006, the Toronto Police Service launched the Toronto Anti−Violence Intervention Strategy (TAVIS) to reduce crime, increase community safety and improve the quality of life for the people of Toronto.

Three core activities – investigation and enforcement, Rapid Response Teams, and community mobilization – are used to resolve local problems. TAVIS Rapid Response Teams − three teams of 18 officers − work with the Divisions to get criminals off the streets and provide a highly visible neighbourhood police presence.

For many years, the TPS has conducted public surveys. The latest survey, to be mailed today, will measure the community’s perceptions of safety and the quality of life in the 13 City−identified priority neighbourhoods.  Click on link to view noted neighbourhoods: http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/newsreleases/pdfs/12356.pdf

The survey was developed in partnership with the City of Toronto and the Ministry of Children and Youth Services. Survey results will be shared with TPS partners to continue to develop community safety initiatives.

A total of 6,000 households and businesses will receive surveys, along with a letter from Chief William Blair. Survey responses cannot be tied to any individual or address.