Toronto Transit Commission

Toronto Transit Commission

May 03, 2007 12:32 ET

TTC Adds Eleven New Special Constables

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 3, 2007) - A special ceremony was held last night at Toronto Archives, to officially welcome 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 87 officers.

TTC Special Constables are sworn peace officers and have the same powers as Toronto Police Officers to enforce the Criminal Code of Canada and the Controlled Drugs and Substance Act, and they have police powers and authority to enforce the Trespass to Property Act, the Liquor Licence Act and sections of the Mental Health Act. In addition to their powers and authorities, TTC Special Constables have been designated Provincial Offences Officers for the purpose of enforcing the Liquor Licence Act, the Trespass to Property 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 Interim Chief General Manager Gary Webster, Chief Special Constable Terry Andrews, Toronto Police Service Staff Inspector James Ramer and Carroll Robinson from the Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services were on hand to welcome the new TTC Special Constables.

Contact Information

  • Toronto Transit Commission
    Marilyn Bolton
    Media Relations
    (416) 393-3741