About The CPLC

The Community Police Liaison Committee (CPLC) is made up of community volunteers and police service representatives from the 51 Division's geographic area.  The membership of the CPLC reflects the unique and diverse population served by 51 Division.  Participants on committees include community representatives from racial, cultural or linguistic groups, social agencies, business and tenant associations, schools, places of worship, gender, youth and socio-economic status.
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    51 Division Boundaries

  • West   - Yonge Street, Dundas Square, Vicotira Street, Dundas Street East, Yonge Street
  • North - Bloor Street East, Prince Edward Viaduct
  • East    - Don River, Lakeshore Boulevard East, Don Roadway
  • South - Toronto Shoreline

  • The complete TPS Volunteer manual can be downloaded from:  201106 TPS Volunteer Manual

    Aberdeen Avenue Residents Group
    Cabbagetown B.I.A.
    Cabbagetown South Residents' Association
    Church Wellesley Neighbourhood Association
    Church Wellesley Village B.I.A.
    Corktown Residents & Business Association
    Don Vale Cabbagetown Residents Association
    Downtown Yonge B.I.A.
    Gooderham and Worts Neighbourhood Association
    Homewood/Maitland Safety Association
    John Innes Community Centre
    Longboat Area Residents Association
    McGill-Granby Village Residents' Association
    Moss Park Arena Board of Management
    Muriel Collins Housing Co-Op
    Oak Street Housing Co-operative
    Regent Park Community Health Centre
    Ryerson Security and Emergency Services
    St. Lawrence CRC
    St. Lawrence Market Neighbourhood B.I.A.
    St. Lawrence Neighbourhood Association
    The Salvation Army (51 Division Area)
    Toronto Community Housing
    Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation
    Upper Jarvis Neighbourhood Watch
    Yonge Bloor Bay Business Association

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    Mission Statement

    To encourage mutual trust through understanding, shared knowledge and involvement which will lead to a meaningful partnership aimed at creating a safe environment in which to live and work.


    To establish and maintain a meaningful community partnership; to work together in identifying, prioritizing and problem solving of local policing issues; to be proactive in community relations, crime prevention and communication of initiatives, and to serve as a resource to the police and the community. 


    Each Committee shall be made up of community and police representatives from the division's geographic area.

    Each Committee shall be inclusive of as many community organizations and groups as possible, thereby truly reflecting the community.

    It is understood that members of the CPLC are volunteers and that as such their continued membership and/or participation is subject to the approval of the Unit Commander.

    Organizational By-Laws

    Article 1 - Name, Affiliation and Location

    1.01         This committee shall be called the 51 Division Community Police Liaison Committee
    1.02         The head office shall be at, 51 Division, 51 Parliament St, Toronto, Ontario, M5A 2Y5
    1.03         The 51 Division Community Police Liaison Committee shall be referred to hereafter as the C.P.L.C
    1.04         The C.P.L.C. shall be part of a network of Divisional C.P.L.C.s across Toronto.

    Article 2 – Objectives

    The objectives of the C.P.L.C. are to:
    2.01           Establish and maintain a meaningful community/police partnership
    2.02           Work together in identifying, prioritizing and problem solving of local issues
    2.03           Be proactive in community relations, crime prevention, and communicating initiatives.
    2.04           Serve as a resource to the police and the community.

    Article 3 - Non-profit Status

    3.01              The C.P.L.C. shall be carried on without purpose of gain for its members and any profits or other gains to the C.P.L.C. shall be used for promoting its objectives.

    Article 4 – Membership

    4.01              (a)   The membership year shall run from January 1st to December 31st.
    (b)  The C.P.L.C. members shall be individuals who work or live within the boundaries of 51 Division. A dated letter of application shall be submitted. A background check shall be conducted by the Unit Commander.
    Voting privileges shall be given to members
                                                        i.     after six months from their date of application,
                                                      ii.     who have cleared their background check, and;
                                                iii.     who attended no fewer than four of the meetings during the course of the preceding 6-month period since their date of application.
    (c)   Members of the public may attend, listen and/or speak at C.P.L.C. meetings. 
    (d)  The C.P.L.C. shall not discriminate against membership on any grounds prohibited by the Ontario Human Rights Code.
    (e)   The designated Neighbourhood Representatives shall attend 51 Division CPLC and shall send a substitute if unable to attend.

    Article 5 - Executive Committee and Executive Officers

    5.01         The Executive Officers shall consist of the following:
    ·        Police Co-chairperson
    ·        Civilian Co-chairperson
    ·        Vice-Chairperson
    ·        Secretary
    ·        Treasurer
    and such other officers as the C.P.L.C. may determine.
    5.02         Elections shall be held at the Annual General Meeting to elect the Executive Committee.  Only members who have satisfied the membership criteria outlined in 4.01 (b) shall be eligible to be elected to an Executive Officer position.
    5.03         Each member of the Executive shall serve for one year, subject to the provisions of section 5:02. This term may be extended if all effort to fill the position through the election process fails.
    5.04         The CPLC Executive may appoint a person to fill a vacancy on the Executive Committee, pending elections under the provisions of section 5:02.
    5.05         Members of the Executive shall make a commitment to the C.P.L.C.  If three consecutive meetings are missed without just cause, acceptable to the Executive, the individual will cease to be a member of the Executive.
    5.06         All new Executive members shall receive an updated mission and by-laws document and contact list. 

    Article 6 - Responsibilities of Executives

    6.01         The Civilian Co-chairperson shall:
    1.      be a non-police member of the C.P.L.C.
    2.      when present, preside at all meetings.
    3.      with the assistance of the Executive, set meeting agendas, distribute to executive members at least seven days prior to a CPLC meeting.
    4.      co-ordinate C.P.L.C. activities.
    5.      act as a contact person for matters to be presented to the community.
    6.      ensure that an up-to-date correspondence file is kept.
    7.      take the opportunity to contribute to the 51 Division newsletter when appropriate, to promote or discuss CPLC initiatives.
    8.      be responsible for membership outreach and promoting CPLC to the community.
    6.02         The Vice-Chairperson shall:
    1.      shall be a non-police member of the C.P.L.C.
    2.      perform the duties of the Civilian Co-chairperson, in his or her absence.
    3.      perform such duties as may be delegated.
    4.      be responsible for membership outreach and promoting CPLC to the community.
    6.03         The Secretary shall:
    1.      be either a police or non-police member of the Committee.
    2.      distribute meeting notices and other necessary correspondence.
    3.      distribute agendas and minutes.
    4.      keep minutes of all meetings.
    5.      keep an up-to-date file of all records, meeting agendas, minutes, and correspondence.
    6.      maintain the official membership list.
    6.04         The Treasurer shall:
    1.      be a non-police member.
    2.      keep full and accurate records of accounts.
    3.      oversee all banking.
    4.      have monthly financial statement be prepared to present at  the CPLC meetings.
    5.      prepare an annual financial statement for submission to the Division Unit Commander and Community Policing Support.
    6.      be a member of any fundraising subcommittee.

    Article 7 - Meetings

    7.01    Two fifths of the membership of the C.P.L.C. shall constitute a quorum for the transactions of the business of the C.P.L.C. Only members who have satisfied the membership criteria outlined in 4.01 (b) shall be eligible to be counted in the quorum determination elected.
    7.02         There shall be at least 4 meetings held during the year
    7.03    The Annual General Meeting will be held in January of each year, at which time the election of executive officers shall take place.  Notification shall be given to each member at least one month in advance.
    7.04     In all matters regarding the rules of order and meeting procedures, "Roberts Rules of Order" will be used as a guideline.
    7.05       To have an item placed on the agenda, a member must notify a member of the Executive of such, at least two weeks prior to the scheduled meeting.
    7.06       Resource people and guests may be invited to attend C.P.L.C. meetings as a resource to the Executive.  They shall have no voting privileges.

    Article 8 - Sub-Committees

    8.01        The Executive may appoint sub-committees from time to time as deemed necessary.
    8.02       Sub- committees shall report on their activities at each C.P.L.C. meeting and as required by the Executive.

    Article 9 - Finances

    9.01      All C.P.L.C. cheques shall have signatures of two Executive members, including that of the Treasurer
    9.02       All C.P.L.C. expenses are subject to review and approval. Expenses over $300 shall be pre-approved by the Executive Committee.
    9.03         Each sub-committee of the C.P.L.C. shall keep accurate accounting records and report to the C.P.L.C. on a regular basis or as requested by the Executive.
    9.04         The fiscal year shall be the calendar year January 1 to December 31.
    9.05         The Unit Commander of No. 51 Division shall notify the Executive when funds are made available to the C.P.L.C.
    9.06       Should the C.P.L.C. disband for any reason, the Executive shall determine which non-profit organization receives any remaining monies after a six-month waiting period.

    Article 10 – Activity Standards

    10.01   CPLC shall set goals and objectives at the beginning of each calendar year.  A copy of these goals and objectives shall be sent to the No. 51 Division Unit Commander.

    Article 11 - Amendments to by-Laws

    11.01  Amendments may be made at Annual General Meeting by a two-thirds vote of the members present, provided that notice of the motion to do so is given in writing and/or via electronic mail to the members at least one month in advance. Such notice shall include the text of the proposed amendment.