Toronto police partner with Ryerson University for lessons in 'bias avoidance'
Program is part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto, police say
Toronto police have announced a new partnership with Ryerson University that will see the school offer courses to city cops.
The force says officers will be able to earn credits toward university certificates, diplomas and degrees through the program.
It says the partnership will "augment" the existing Toronto Police College—not replace it.
Police say the connection to Ryerson will ensure that existing courses meet the standards of the "broader community".
They say the partnership will also facilitate research opportunities for both the university and the police service.
The program is part of a broader initiative to modernize policing in Toronto that the service began implementing last year.