Just half an hour ago, at a few minutes past 3 pm on Thursday, November 10, Police Chief Mark Saunders released a statement via Toronto Police Services Corporate Communications that states there will be an immediate halt to the production of Toronto’s newest police vehicles.
Since the introduction of the new, darker cruisers back in September, there has been a strong reaction from many members of the Toronto community. And it looks as though our Police Chief has been listening.
Here is Mark Saunders statement in full:
As I meet with the people of the city at many events, including numerous town halls, among the subjects that are raised, the new look of our police cars has come up often. There are people who like them. There are people who don’t like them.
The concern that has been expressed has convinced me that further work is necessary.
I have decided to stop the rollout of the new-look police cars immediately. We will not be ordering any new gray police cars. We will set up opportunities for consultation, before we go any further.