Police union advises officers to find ways to De-Stress.


The union representing Toronto police officers is telling its members to find ways to “de-stress”, saying its overworked members are “at a breaking point” and need relief.

Among the recommendations, the Toronto Police Association is advising members to take their lunches whenever possible in order to de-stress, limit the use of personal cellphones for work purposes and to take as much time as they need to complete calls for service appropriately rather than responding to “arbitrary” time pressure from commanders.

Mayor John Tory has also lauded the transformation plan and said that it will use new technologies to shift some tasks off of officers so that they are able to engage with the public in more meaningful ways.