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Boating & Water Safety in the GTA: A history of the Toronto Police Marine Unit

The Toronto Police Service Marine Unit has served proudly the City of Toronto for over well over 100 years and has understood that Lake Ontario is a very large body of water, (some would even consider it an “inland ocean”) that certainly comes with its challenges and dangers. This informative seminar will highlight several key safety messages and practices, along with good to know items about the Toronto Marine Unit itself.

Police Constable Rich Baker is a 27 year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and has served the City of Toronto in various positions within the service including a 7 year deployment with the Toronto Police Marine Unit from 2000 to 2007. Rich recently returned to the Marine Unit after serving 7 years at the Toronto Police College, as an Officer Safety Instructor, and now holds the position of the Marine Unit’s Community Service Officer. In this role Rich serves as a liaison with the Waterfront Community and is considered the proactive voice for the Marine Unit in relation to water and boating safety.

The presentation will begin at 7:30 pm, but feel free to arrive early to order dinner beforehand. Reservations are highly recommended, please email or call 416-260-8686 ext 23 to save your seat!