From left to right: Senior Director CSU Bill Anderson; Special Constable Dominic Khan; Special Constable Derek Anderson; Special Constable Jason Kirkwood; and President and CEO Kathy Milsom.
TORONTO, April 23, 2018—Three Toronto Community Housing special constables have been recognized with Community Member Awards from the Toronto Police Services Board for exemplary efforts in assisting the police.
Special constables Derek Anderson, Domenic Khan and Jason Kirkwood received their awards from Toronto Police Chief Mark Saunders and Toronto Police Services Board member Uppala Chandrasekera at a ceremony held on April 22 at Toronto Police headquarters.
Kirkwood and Khan were recognized for their dedication and commitment to duty leading to the arrest of a bank robber, while Anderson received his award in recognition for the integral role he played in the arrest of an armed suspect.
"We have an exceptional community safety team at Toronto Community Housing, and I'd like to thank the Toronto Police Service for recognizing our special constables for their professionalism and commitment to community safety," President and Chief Executive Officer Kathy Milsom said.
Anderson, Khan and Kirkwood are members of Toronto Community Housing's Community Safety Unit, which works to promote safer communities, protect Toronto Community Housing property and help tenants, staff and victims of crime. The unit responds to more than 90,000 calls per year, and also assists Toronto Police Service with crime investigations.
"Our special constables provide reassurance and community support for residents. It's wonderful to have that dedication of our constables recognized by the Toronto Police Service," said Bill Anderson, Chief Special Constable and Senior Director of the Community Safety Unit.
Special Constables have the authority of a police officer on Toronto Community Housing property. They work closely with the Toronto Police Service to help support investigations and provide information about criminal activity.
Toronto Community Housing (torontohousing.ca) is Canada's largest social housing provider. We provide homes for nearly 60,000 low- and moderate-income households in neighbourhoods across the city. Our 1,600 employees work in a variety of fields, including property management, resident engagement and community safety.
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