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Supporting the Guelph Police Service

Grants Help Local Police Boost Community Safety

Ministry of the Attorney General

The Guelph Police Service will soon have a new crime mapping tool to help prevent unlawful activities. 

With a grant made possible from property forfeited under the Civil Remedies Act, the Guelph Police Service will use the tool to map where crimes have occurred in the community so that resources can be deployed more effectively. This tool will also help police introduce proactive crime prevention strategies and engage the public to help identify and prevent unlawful activity and reduce victimization.

The Civil Remedies Act allows the Attorney General to ask the civil court for orders to take possession of, and forfeit to the government, property that is likely to be used to carry out unlawful activities and property, including funds, acquired as the result of unlawful activities. 

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

Quick Facts

  • The Guelph Police Service is receiving a grant for $107,860.
  • 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 provided 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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“Through forfeitures made under the Civil Remedies Act, we are able to provide grants to police services to acquire additional resources to help make their neighbourhoods safer. Working together we are creating safer, stronger communities across Ontario.”

John Gerretsen

Attorney General

“The Guelph Police Service would like to express its gratitude to the Attorney General. With this funding, the Guelph Police Service is purchasing technology that will help us raise community awareness, engage our citizens and prevent crime.”

Chief Bryan M. Larkin

Guelph Police Service

“The Civil Remedies Act takes funds out of the hands of wrong-doers and provides grants that ensure resources are available for local needs. Our government is working with the Guelph Police Service to assist police in investigations and help prevent crime.”

Liz Sandals

MPP, Guelph

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