A review by KPMG revealed that the Toronto government could be saving a lot from its police budget if they only follow these simple tips:
• Use a more flexible deployment system by consolidating divisions and establishing strategic hubs. At least 220,000 hours per year can be saved once this is done. After it was found out that 16 percent of an estimated 1.9 million calls in 2013 were related to parking complaints, a suggestion to outsource all parking enforcement functions was made. If this is done, a total of $30 million in salaries and benefits can be put to better use.
• Since some duties of officers can be performed by civilian members, it is therefore suggested that the work of civilian members of the force be better enunciated. About $3 to $7 million can be saved at the Toronto Police College, where 85 percent of instructors are sworn officers, through shared labor, e-learning and partnering with other colleges and institutions.