Police say the connection to Ryerson will ensure that existing courses meet the standards of the ‘broader community.’ (Mark Blinch/Reuters)
Ryerson University and the Toronto Police Service have partnered as part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto. The partnership will see Ryerson provide courses to city police that meet the standards of the broader community, such as a new course focused on diversity and “bias avoidance” specifically for officers. “As a service, we are driving towards furthering our professionalism and active accountability,” said Police Chief Mark Saunders. Officers will be able to earn credits toward university certificates, diplomas, and degrees through the program offered by Ryerson’s G Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education.