DETECTIVE JASON KONDO #4337

Jason Kondo has been a police officer with the Toronto Police Service since 1988.  Currently, Jason is a Detective, and one of the founding members in charge of the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force with a mission statement of aiming to prevent the increase of gun & gang violence and membership through a multi-sectoral approach focused on education, prevention, intervention, and suppression in partnership with community agencies.

Jason has worked in various sections and units within the Toronto Police Service, including: the Primary Response Unit, the Major Crime Unit, One District Drug Squad, Central Field Command Drug Squad, Special Investigation Services - Major Drugs, the Fraud Squad, the Hold Up Squad, the Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force - Major Projects Section, the Integrated Gun & Gang Task Force - Gang Unit, and the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force.

Jason was a founding member of the Gang Unit, in which he worked for 13 years.

Jason has volunteered for over 16 years as a coach in lacrosse to share his knowledge and give back to his community.

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE SHAWN GERIS #8472

Shawn is a nineteen-year veteran of the Toronto Police Service and holds a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Guelph. His practical and theoretical experience has given him an edge of understanding community issues related to violence.

 

Shawn's experience within the Toronto Police Service, includes working in: the Primary Response Unit, the Criminal Investigative Bureau, the Community Response Unit, Toronto Police Transit Unit the Neighbourhood Officer Unit, the Firearms section and the Use of Force section at the Toronto Police College, and currently in the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force.  Prior to becoming a police officer in Toronto, Shawn worked at the Elgin Middlesex Detention Centre and the Genest Detention Centre for Youth as a Correctional Officer three years in working with adult and young offenders.

Shawn has been volunteering in various capacities, roles, and positions for over 20 years and is dedicated to various community initiatives, on and off the job. During his time in 31 Division, Shawn established an amateur wrestling program at Westview Centennial Secondary School and ran the Gang Resistance Education and Training (G.R.E.A.T.) program in several of the area’s schools.

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE MARLON LAPTISTE #9796

Marlon Laptiste is currently assigned to the Toronto Police Service Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force.  He believes that Toronto is the best city in the world and is honoured to serve and protect its citizens.  

Marlon also recognizes the complexities of policing, believes in accountability, and greatly appreciates community partnerships.  He has 13 years of experience working in several units, including Primary Response Unit at 53 Division, the Major Crime Unit at 53 Division, Forensic Identification Services, the Toronto Anti Violence Intervention Strategy, and now with the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force.

Marlon has an Undergraduate Degree from the University of Toronto with a Double Major in Criminology and History and a Masters in Criminology.

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE VIJAY DE GUERRA #10712

Vijay De Guerra has been a police officer with the Toronto Police Service since 2010.  Vijay has worked in various sections and units within the Service, including: the Primary Response Unit, the Community Response Unit - Traffic, the Criminal Investigative Bureau, and the Major Crime Unit.  

Currently, Vijay is a Detective Constable in the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force, which aims to prevent the increase of gang violence and membership through a multi-sectoral approach focused on education, prevention, intervention, and suppression in partnership with community agencies.

DETECTIVE CONSTABLE JULIA ROIZMAN #11020

Julia Roizman has been a police officer with the Toronto Police Service since 2014.  Over the years, Julia has worked in various sections and units within the Service, including: the Primary Response Unit, the Criminal Investigative Bureau, and the Community Response Unit.  

Most recently, Julia has spent the last two years as part of the School Engagement Team at 14 Division, where she worked closely with high school administrators, teachers, and students in an effort to create a safe and positive environment within the secondary schools and the surrounding communities.  This experience was particularly memorable for Julia as she was able to witness the success of many students that she mentored and had built positive relationships with over the years.  

Julia is passionate about helping others and is excited to be part of the Integrated Gang Prevention Task Force team.  Although the goals of gang prevention are challenging, Julia feels that this is an important opportunity that has the ability to impact the lives of many.