Guelph Police to Receive $200K Grant to Combat Gun and Gang Violence
In a significant move to enhance community safety, the Ontario government has announced an investment of over $2.8 million in new equipment and technology to assist police services across the province in their fight against gun and gang violence. This funding initiative is a part of Ontario’s Guns, Gangs, and Violence Reduction Strategy.
Guelph Police Service is among the recipients of this grant, securing a substantial amount of $200,000. This allocation is facilitated through the Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program. The program aims to provide police services with advanced surveillance capabilities to monitor and deter criminal activities, particularly those related to gun and gang violence.
Several other police services across Ontario, including Barrie, Belleville, Cobourg, and Durham, among others, are also beneficiaries of the CCTV grant program for the fiscal year 2023-2024.
The investment in Guelph and other communities underscores the provincial government’s commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. By equipping police services with the necessary tools and technology, the government aims to create safer neighborhoods, reduce crime rates, and foster a sense of security among the populace.
As gun and gang-related incidents continue to pose challenges in various parts of the province, initiatives like the CCTV Grant Program play a crucial role in enhancing the capabilities of law enforcement agencies. The funding will undoubtedly aid Guelph Police Service in its endeavors to protect the community and ensure a safer environment for all its residents.