The Toronto Police Marine Unit is a part of the Specialized Emergency Response for the Toronto Police Service. The unit has a unique responsibility; it is the largest command, encompassing approximately 460 square miles of open water on Lake Ontario. The operational jurisdiction is from the Etobicoke creek (Peel Region) to Rouge River (Durham Region) and extending 13 nautical miles to the US/Canada border. Marine Unit is also responsible for all waterways within Toronto.
The unit provides support to the Harbour Commission, Billy Bishop Island Airport and the residents and guests of the Toronto Island. Marine unit is also responsible for enforcing the Criminal Code, The Fisheries Act, Canada Shipping Act, Provincial Offences Act, and Toronto Port Authority by-laws. In addition to normal enforcement duties, Marine unit is responsiable for medical transport to the island communities, ice rescues, river rescues, recoveries of weapons and bodies, and other water related operations.
Search and Rescue is a very important part of operational strategies and mandates. Marine unit officer’s continuously train and exercise with multiple agencies. The agencies include US/ Canada Coast Guards, US Department of Homelands Securities, Canada Border Services, RCMP, OPP, Peel, Halton, Durham, Niagara, York, Hamilton Regional Police Services. The unit has an outstanding fleet of boats for quick response, body recoveries, diving operations and rough weather rescues.
Contacting the Toronto Police Service:
Emergencies or Crimes in Progress
If you require emergency assistance, or want to report a crime in progress, please call 9-1-1. An emergency is any situation where people or property are at risk. (including but not limited to fires, crimes in progress or medical emergencies.)
If you require police assistance, but are not in an emergency situation (e.g. Reporting thefts, vandalism, fraud) or for other situations where no person or property is in immediate danger, please call our non-emergency telephone number 416-808-2222.
TDD (TTY) – Telecommunications Device for the Deaf
For emergencies, dial 9-1-1 and press the space bar announcer key repeatedly until a response is received.
A non-emergency TDD telephone number is 416-467-0493.
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