This excitingly hazy samizdat-style THRILL-CAM shot does not quite do justice to what’s happening.

White Suburban with red and blue stripes sits alongside a few people on a distant beach

This Toronto police Suburban (not marked ETF, merely 55 Division) was seen driving around the actual beach at low speeds, making stations-of-the-cross stops at all the lifeguard towers.

But I saw no obvious cops, even any obvious undercover or plainclothes cops. The Suburban was full of guys in board shorts and no shirts, sometimes driving with a door open. What were they doing?

UPDATE (2006.09.04): A sergeant told me that Beach lifeguards are actually civilian employees of the Toronto police, and that any such Suburbans must be from the Marine Unit and are driven by lifeguard supervisors.

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