Toronto - A ceremony was held last night at Toronto Archives, to officially swear in eleven new Transit Special Constables to the Toronto Transit Commission.

The new officers were sworn in by retired Ontario Court Judge Hugh Locke, a member of the Toronto Police Services Board.

The TTC's Special Constable Services now has 95 officers.

TTC Special Constables are sworn peace officers and have the same powers as Toronto Police Officers to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada, the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, the Trespass to Property Act, the Liquor Licence Act, sections of the Mental Health Act and TTC By-Law No. 1. They have these powers for incidents that occur on or in relation to TTC property and vehicles.

TTC Vice Chair Joe Mihevc, TTC Chief General Manager Gary Webster, TTC Chief Special Constable Terry Andrews, Toronto Police Services Board Chair Dr. Alok Mukherjee, Toronto Police Service Staff Inspector Frank Ruffolo and Carroll Robinson from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services were on hand to welcome the new TTC Special Constables.