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What the Metropolitan Toronto Police Force is all about, with some statistics. Some remarks about the increase of violent crime. The relationship between the police force and the public. Toronto compared to some other big city police forces. Erosion in the relationship between the police and community: dangers and causes. The issues of apathy and disrespect. The role of politicians, and of the media. A basic definition of law enforcement in terms of policing. The widening of that definition. Criminal activity. Some statistics and factors affecting the kind and level of criminal activity. The issue of armaments and their availability. A success story. The key to success in community policing. Some remarks about security and the relationship between the police force and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Some last remarks about the media and the speaker's support for a vigorous media in Metropolitan Toronto.