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Supporting The Waterloo Regional Police Service

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Supporting The Waterloo Regional Police Service

Helping Local Police Boost Community Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Waterloo Regional Police Service has new resources to better support investigations and protect families throughout the Waterloo region.

With funds received through the Civil Remedies Grant program, the Waterloo Regional Police Service has acquired:

  • A police services dog trained in currency detection
  • A specially equipped SUV for the Canine Unit to transport service dogs 
  • A transport vehicle for the Mounted Police Patrol's horses.

The Civil Remedies Act enables money to be taken out of the hands of wrongdoers, and used to assist victims and police services. The police will use this grant to help keep Waterloo families and communities safe.

Quick Facts

  • The Waterloo Regional Police Service received two grants totalling $138,739.
  • Since November 2003, $13.8 million has been forfeited to the Crown under provincial civil forfeiture law.

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“These funds will help support the Waterloo Regional Police Service in their efforts to reduce victimization and support victims. We're taking the profit out of unlawful activities and supporting the work of our police while protecting families.”

Chris Bentley

Attorney General

“The ability of the Waterloo Regional Police Service to access funds made available through the Civil Remedies Act is extremely valuable in our efforts to serve our community. The funds will help us to improve our ability to apprehend wrongdoers and reinforce our presence in the community.”

Chief Matt Torigian

Waterloo Regional Police Service

“This grant helps provide the best resources for our police to prevent and investigate, so that they can ensure Waterloo families are as safe as possible.”

John Milloy

MPP Kitchener Centre

“These new resources will help our police establish a stronger presence in the community, which will strengthen their ability to prevent unlawful activities from happening in the first place.”

Leeanna Pendergast

MPP Kitchener-Conestoga

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