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Feb 14, 2013

Breaking Bad Seminar - Disclosure to Police Checklist

Location: Oakdale Golf and Country Club, Toronto

When the Police Have a Warrant:

  • Read the warrant carefully
  • Make sure the name, addresses and any other information on the warrant is correct
  • Ask the police to identify themselves
  • Write down the officer’s name and badge number
  • If the warrant has any errors, ask the police to return with a correct warrant
  • If the warrant is correct, allow the police to search the areas listed on the warrant
  • Consider whether to let the police into the unit(s) using your keys

 When the Police Arrive in Response to a 9-1-1 Call:

  • Allow the police to enter in to the common elements
  • Consider whether to let the police into unit(s) using your keys

When the Police Request Personal Information About Unit Owners or Residents from the Condominium Corporation:

  • Ask for the request in writing
  • The written request must include:
  • Police letterhead
  • The requesting officer’s name and badge number
  • A statement that the request for information is made in conjunction with an investigation relating to the enforcement of a law (if possible, the specific law and/or section of the law that is being enforced)
  •  Any other details such as the name of the person under investigation
  •  A list of the requested documents or information
  • Remember: you have no obligation to respond to this request – you may choose to disclose the documents and information or you may choose to refuse to disclose
  • Provide only the documents or information listed in the written request

Calling the Police on Management’s or the Board’s Initiative:

  • If you are afraid for your safety or the safety of someone else, do not hesitate to call the police
  • If you are suspicious that some illegal activity may be going on in a unit be, before you call the police, be fairly certain that:
  • The illegal activity is already going on; or
  • The illegal activity is imminent


  • Develop privacy policies that clearly set out when and how information may be disclosed to police or other third parties

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