Civil Forfeiture Funds To Support Local OPP

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Civil Forfeiture Funds To Support Local OPP

Helping Kapuskasing OPP Increase Road Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Kapuskasing OPP detachment is buying new radar equipment thanks to a grant from the Attorney General's Civil Remedies Grant Program.

The detachment will receive a grant of $21,583 to purchase equipment that will help ensure safer roads by making drivers more attentive and more likely to maintain a safer speed along the corridor of Highway 11 patrolled by the detachment.

The grant is from a program created under the Civil Remedies Act that allows money to be taken out of the hands of wrongdoers and used to support the prevention of crime and victimization.

Quick Facts

  • Since November 2003, $11 million in property has been forfeited to the Crown under provincial civil forfeiture law. An additional $39.7 million in property is frozen pending the completion of civil forfeiture proceedings.
  • Civil forfeiture proceeds have funded approximately $1.2 million in compensation to direct victims of unlawful activity and $3.4 million in grants to law enforcement agencies.

Quotes

“This grant will give the Kapuskasing OPP another tool to ensure northern Ontarians are safe on the roads. It is another way our government is keeping families and communities safer.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“Thanks to this grant from the Attorney General, the OPP will be able to enhance public safety by increasing public awareness about speeding and other dangerous public driving practices along this busy stretch of Highway 11.”

Supt. Jeff Dupuis

OPP Northeast Region

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