In recent years, community consultations conducted by the Toronto Police Services Board have identified concerns about the manner in which police officers interact with community members. Recent police data has shown that certain communities such as the Black community experience more frequent stops and ‘carding’ by Toronto police officers. The Community Contacts Policy was revised in April 2014 to respond to such concerns. Our current research will examine if the revised policy is addressing the concerns raised about the previous policy. The findings will provide information to police and communities with the aim of improving policing.

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