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Report suggests non-police personnel could direct traffic

By Canadian Security   

News Public Sector policing

A report from City of Toronto staff suggests that specially trained civilians, not only paid-duty police officers, should be permitted to direct traffic, according to an article published by the Toronto Star.

It’s one of several recommendations in a report on the city’s use of paid-duty officers. According to the Star, city staff have received a legal opinion that special constables could be appointed “with the authority to direct traffic in temporary situations” under the Highway Traffic Act.

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