$51 Million Guns and Gangs-Related Initiatives
The McGuinty government has built a strong foundation for getting guns and gangs out of Ontario communities. The $51 million crime package announced by Premier Dalton McGuinty in January 2006, is getting guns off our streets, taking aim at the causes of crime, and making our towns and cities safer.
Our 2007 report card shows the McGuinty government has delivered on every facet of the guns and gangs initiative announced last year.
|1,000 new officers on the street|| |
|Operations Centre for highly-coordinated investigations and prosecutions of gun and gang-related offences||Centre now opened and operating with approximately 270 staff and the latest security and technology for forensic testing and other investigative techniques.|
|Stronger provincial weapons enforcement||Expanded OPP led Provincial Weapons Enforcement Unit to 58 officers to crack down on illegal distribution of firearms by street gangs.|
|Expanded Guns and Gangs Task Force|| |
|Better tools for police|| |
|Establish Major Crimes Courts||The first major crimes courtroom, designed to increase the criminal justice system's capacity to respond to large-scale, gun and gang-related prosecutions is ready for use, located at 361 University Avenue in Toronto.|