Peel police not ready to vaccinate cops in Mississauga and Brampton

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Published August 24, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Peel Regional Police are not ready to tell their front-line officers and civilian staff that they must get vaccinated against COVID-19.

In a statement late this afternoon to Insauga.com, Peel police, with more than 2,000 officers and 900 civilian employees in their ranks, said they will continue to review their policies on vaccination and COVID-related issues in the workplace.

“This is a complicated process that includes consultations and discussions on best practices from various sources and includes other services and sectors,” the statement reads. “Our priority is to ensure the health and safety of our members, their families and the communities we serve.”

While Peel police take a cautious approach with respect to any vaccine policy for their officers and civilian staff, Toronto Police earlier today announced a policy that will make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for its 8,000-plus police officers. Officers and staff there must provide proof of vaccination status by Sept. 13.

According to reports, the union representing the Toronto officers will oppose any such policy.

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