On behalf of the Toronto Police Service’s Police and Community Engagement Review (PACER) Committee, we are looking for assistance with a very important project.
In January of this year, we launched the first video of our Know Your Rights campaign. The video, produced in partnership with Konvo Media, explains a person’s rights and a police officer’s responsibilities during various interactions. You can watch this video by visiting our website at www.KnowYourRights.TO
The video is the first phase of the Service’s ongoing commitment to working with young people on future campaigns that reflect community concerns and speak to a variety of lived experiences and interactions between the public and police officers.
Based on feedback from our first video, we know that young people also wanted to know their rights when it came to police searches, body worn cameras, police interactions with persons in crisis and traffic stops. We have drafted the scripts for these videos and now we’re looking for young people who may be interested in acting in these videos. We expect this commitment would be one, 8-hour day, and participants would be paid $350 for their efforts. Additional time may be required, but participants would be provided with as much notice as possible.
Interested youth should send an email to us at email@example.com, subject line: “Know Your Rights Video Shoot”, with a brief explanation as to why they would like to participate in this project. While previous acting experience is not necessary; anyone who has done this work in the past is encouraged to come forward.
The deadline for submission is Monday June 7th at 5:00pm. The selected candidates will be notified by email on June 11th, 2021. On this date, they will also receive a script in order to assist with preparation. The video is scheduled to be shot on June 15th, 2021, call time is 12:00pm with an end time of 8:00pm. The date scheduled for any reshoots is June 23rd, 2021.
This is a chance to be part of an innovative, progressive project with the largest municipal police service in Canada. Developing this youth-focused Know Your Rights campaign will result in healthier, more respectful interactions between police officers and the public, and that’s good news for all involved.
Knia Singh, Co-Chair of the Know Your Rights Sub-Committee of PACER
Inspector Kelly Skinner, Co-Chair of the Know Your Rights Sub-Committee of PACER