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Civil Forfeiture Funds To Support Local Police

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Civil Forfeiture Funds To Support Local Police

Helping Kingston Police Protect Children Online

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Kingston Police Service is purchasing new computer equipment and receiving specialized training to help make the Internet safer for children.

The service will receive a grant of $172,235 from the Attorney General's Civil Remedies Grant Program to fight the sexual exploitation of children over the Internet, in addition to other online crimes.

The Civil Remedies Act allows the Attorney General to use forfeited funds to provide grants to police services to help them to assist victims and prevent unlawful activities that lead to 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.

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“Offenders are using high-tech methods to avoid detection, and this grant gives the Kingston police additional tools to better protect children. This is another way that our government is working to keep families and communities safe.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“The Civil Remedies Act takes funds out of the hands of criminals and is providing Kingston's police service with the equipment and training they need to help make our community safer.”

John Gerretsen

MPP Kingston and the Islands

“The Kingston Police are very pleased to receive this grant from the Attorney General's Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities Office. Cyber crimes present a unique challenge to policing, and these funds will provide our force with an enhanced capability for investigating these crimes.”

Chief Stephen Tanner

Kingston Police Service

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