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Ontario To Support Toronto Police

Helping Local Police Boost Community Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Toronto Police Service will soon be utilizing a variety of new resources to fight unlawful activity.

As part of Crime Prevention week, Ontario will support the Toronto Police Service with:

  • A new interview room to give victims and witnesses greater privacy
  • Educational materials to help prevent child exploitation and victimization
  • Innovative, state-of-the-art 3D laser scanning equipment to improve crime scene mapping, and
  • New surveillance and camera equipment to identify fugitives and enhance organized crime investigations.

The Civil Remedies Grant program allows money to be taken out of the hands of wrongdoers and used to support the prevention of unlawful activity, and keep Ontario families and communities safe.

Quick Facts

  • The Toronto Police Service is receiving five grants totalling $291,772.
  • Since November 2003, $13.4 million has been forfeited to the Crown under provincial civil forfeiture law.

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“I'm pleased that the Toronto Police Service and forces across Ontario are benefiting from additional support that aids victims and prevents unlawful activity. We are taking the profits out of the wrongdoer's hands and making them available to police to keep the community and families safe, and to prevent future victimization.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“The Toronto Police Service is pleased the Civil Remedies Act is providing support to victims and to police services. These grants will significantly contribute to the way we do business and, more importantly, enhance the way we respond to victims of unlawful activity.”

Chief William Blair

Toronto Police Service

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