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Chatham-Kent Police Can Now Better Monitor Unlawful Activity

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Chatham-Kent Police Can Now Better Monitor Unlawful Activity

Civil Forfeiture Helping Local Police Boost Public Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

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.

Quick Facts

  • 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.

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“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.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“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

Chatham-Kent Police Service

“This new equipment will not only help police throughout their investigations but will also help prevent unlawful activity from happening in the first place.”

Pat Hoy

MPP Chatham-Kent-Essex

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