Chatham-Kent Police Can Now Better Monitor Unlawful Activity
Civil Forfeiture Helping Local Police Boost Public Safety
The Chatham-Kent Police Service will soon have a state-of-the-art video camera system to monitor unlawful activity and make the community safer.
With support from the Civil Remedies Grant Program, local police have additional equipment to monitor outlaw motorcycle gang members.
This grant program, created under the Civil Remedies Act, allows money to be taken out of the hands of wrongdoers and used to support the prevention of unlawful activity.
- The Chatham-Kent Police Service is receiving $32,157 for a new high-tech video camera system.
- Since November 2003, $13.4 million 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.
“I'm pleased that police forces here in Chatham-Kent and across Ontario are benefiting from this additional support to aid in the prevention of unlawful activity. This will help strengthen law enforcement efforts and community safety.”
“We are delighted with today's announcement and would like to thank the Attorney General and the Civil Remedies Grant Program for this new, modern and valuable tool that will help protect our community.”
Chief Dennis Poole
“This new equipment will not only help police throughout their investigations but will also help prevent unlawful activity from happening in the first place.”