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Neighbourhood Officer: Ball Caps and Dress Code

neighbourhood officer: Deputy Chief Peter Yuen says the expansion isn't a response to the jump in gun violence in the city, but that it will address guns and gangs, according to Toronto Star. Andrew Francis Wallace / Toronto Star This friendlier dress code is part of a six-month Toronto Police Service pilot project aimed at modernizing policing and enhancing officer relationships within the city's neighbourhoods, according to Deputy Chief Peter Yuen. And these officers will do it all while holding smartphones, and wearing ball caps and special Velcro patches affixed to their vests that read neighbourhood officer. This is the first time we're doing it, he said of the initiative. It's about a long-term relationship and trust. This is what the community wants us to do. ( As reported in the news.