Funds To Support Cornwall Police

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Funds To Support Cornwall Police

Helping Local Police Increase Public Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Cornwall Community Police Service will soon have Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) equipment to help police monitor areas of the community that may be at a higher risk of criminal activity and assist with investigations.

The CCTV equipment, purchased with a $100,597 grant from the Attorney General's Civil Remedies Grant Program, will be installed after consulting with the community and will help deter unlawful activity and ensure the safety of the community in the downtown core.

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 unlawful activity.

Quick Facts

  • Since November 2003, $13.3 million in property has been forfeited to the Crown under provincial civil forfeiture law.
  • Civil forfeiture proceeds have funded approximately $1.2 million in compensation to direct victims of unlawful activity and $5.7 million in grants to law enforcement agencies from funds remaining after victims have been compensated.

Quotes

“This new system will help to deter illegal activity and help residents feel safe and secure in their own community. I would like to thank the Cornwall Police Service for submitting such a strong proposal to the Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities Program.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“We're delighted with today's announcement. We are pleased to accept this funding to enhance our ability to help keep our community safe. Clearly, the Civil Remedies Act takes the profit out of unlawful activity.”

Chief Daniel C. Parkinson

Cornwall Community Police Service

“We want to ensure that we provide as many resources possible to assist our police in preventing and investigating crimes, making our citizens feel safer and offering help to victims and their families.”

Jim Brownell

MPP Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry

Media Contacts

  • Michael Ferguson

    Minister’s Office

    Michael.Ferguson@ontario.ca

    416-326-7071

  • Brendan Crawley

    Communications Branch

    Brendan.Crawley@ontario.ca

    416-326-2210

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