Toronto, Jun 25: Ahead of the Jun 26-27 summit, police in Toronto have been sanctioned 122 million dollars by Police Services Board (PSB) to maintain security during G-20 Summit. Among 122 million dollars, 82 million dollars would be spent on the salaries for police officers, including 3,500 Toronto
Police officers, 1,600 officers from across Canada and 900 Toronto Police civilian employees,where as the remaining 40 million dollars would be spent on costs like equipment, vehicles and clothing, says Toranto Police Chief, William Blair
Offficers are more focused on traffic control in city's four major highways - Highway 401, Highway 427, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway.
Another area of concern is the use of sound cannons by Police to communicate with crowds of protesters. Police will be asked to deploy the devices at least 75 metres from a crowd and at a maximum of 96 decibels. The decision to use a sound cannon in only in the case of such emergency, he added.
The Canadian Government will bear the full expenses of G 20 and G 8 Summit which is expected to cost the federal exchequer 1.2 billion dollars.