Ontario Supports Peel Regional Police
Helping Local Police Increase Community Safety
The Peel Regional Police will soon have new resources to improve investigations and better protect the community.
As part of Crime Prevention Week, Ontario will support the Peel Regional Police with:
- Protective equipment for officers when investigating and entering marijuana grow operations
- Software, special training, surveillance and IT equipment to assist Peel's Vice Unit crack-down on human trafficking and prostitution cases
- A new system to identify if money is illegally tainted or counterfeit.
The Civil Remedies Grant program enables money to be taken out of the hands of wrongdoers and used to assist victims and police forces to help keep Ontario families and communities safe.
- The Peel Regional Police are receiving three grants totaling $135,564.
- Since November 2003, $13.4 million has been forfeited to the Crown under provincial civil forfeiture law.
“We will use all available legal resources to take the profit out of unlawful activity. These grants provide police services, like Peel Regional Police with the funds to acquire new crime fighting tools to help keep our communities safer for our families.”
“We appreciate the funding provided through the Civil Remedies Grant Program. These grants will allow Peel Police to obtain the necessary tools to allow us to enhance our investigations and help improve the safety of the residents of Peel.”
Chief Mike Metcalf
“We need to provide the resources to our regional police so they can prevent and investigate crimes to ensure that Peel area residents feel as protected and safe as possible.”
“The new tools Peel Regional Police are acquiring will be invaluable in assisting officers with criminal investigations and helping to prevent unlawful activity from happening in the first place, ensuring the safety of Ontario families.”