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Supporting the Greater Sudbury Police Service

Grants Help Local Police Boost Community Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Greater Sudbury Police Service will soon have a new high-tech tool to better prevent unlawful activities. 

With a grant made possible from property forfeited under the Civil Remedies Act, the Greater Sudbury Police Service will acquire:

  • An innovative system that scans licence plates and cross-references the plate numbers against a database, allowing police to quickly identify suspect drivers and act to prevent serious crimes.

The Civil Remedies Act enables the Attorney General to obtain civil court orders to forfeit property and money to compensate victims of unlawful activity and provide grants to designated institutions, including police services, to assist victims and prevent unlawful activity that leads to victimization.

These grants help police keep Ontario communities safe and build a fair society.

Quick Facts

  • The Greater Sudbury Police Service is receiving a grant for $37,000.
  • Under the Civil Remedies Act, $1.9 million is being awarded in grants to police services in communities across the province this year.
  • Civil forfeiture proceeds have funded approximately $1.4 million in compensation to direct victims of unlawful activity and $8.4 million in grants to police services across Ontario.

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“Ontario’s innovative civil forfeiture law allows the Attorney General to ask the civil court to forfeit proceeds or instruments of unlawful activity to the Crown. We use every tool available to us to help protect our communities.”

John Gerretsen

Attorney General

“With this funding, the Greater Sudbury Police Service will purchase technology that will help us investigate crime and improve community safety. We appreciate the funding provided through the Civil Remedies Grant Program.”

Chief Frank Elsner

Greater Sudbury Police Service

“We want to ensure that we provide as many resources as possible to assist our police in preventing and investigating crimes, making our citizens feel safer and offering help to victims and their families.”

Rick Bartolucci

MPP for Sudbury

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