Funds To Support Durham Regional Police
Helping Local Police Tackle Illegal Activity Online
The Durham Regional Police Service is receiving additional support to help fight child exploitation on the internet, computer fraud and violent crime in Durham Region.
With a grant of over $207,800 from the Attorney General's Civil Remedies Grant Program, the Durham Regional Police will purchase new equipment such as computer hardware and software, and increase specialized training to help deter crime and ensure the safety of the community.
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 for grants to assist victims and prevent unlawful activity.
- 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.
“By enhancing Durham's Technical Crimes Section we are helping prevent violence and exploitation of vulnerable people across the region. These grants are going to law enforcement agencies throughout Ontario to support their efforts and fight against the spread of illegal activity in our communities.”
“Funding from the Ministry of the Attorney General Civil Remedies Grant program will increase the ability of our Technical Crimes Section to support investigations involving child pornography, internet fraud and other crimes which frequently target the most vulnerable people of our society, including children and seniors.”
Deputy Chief Scott Burns
“The Durham Regional Police Service does a remarkable job at keeping our communities safe. This new technology and training will be a valuable resource for officers and will minimize the number of victims of crime.”
“The Civil Remedies Act takes funds out of the hands of criminals and provides resources for Durham Region that will offer help to victims and their families.”