$993,065 million over three years through new grant program
(CORNWALL) —The Ontario government announced that it is providing police services across the province with the resources they need to combat crime and keep communities safe by investing $195 million through the new Community Safety and Policing (CSP) Grant over the next three years.
Of this significant investment, $993,065 will help the Cornwall Police Service: pay for personnel, training, equipment, engagement and education as well as research and analysis.
“This support will play a crucial role in strengthening community safety in Cornwall and surrounding area,” said Jim McDonell, Member of Provincial Parliament
“Our government is addressing the concerns of our community,” said McDonell. “That’s why we believe in putting resources directly into the hands of police services, as they are the experts in maintaining public safety and our primary partners in keeping Ontario communities safe.”
The CSP Grant provides police services with the necessary tools and resources to enable deployment of frontline officers where and when they are needed most, as well as support police services as they implement public safety and community policing initiatives that focus on local or provincial priorities.
“The Cornwall Police Service is grateful to have the support of the Ontario government through the Community Safety and Policing Grant,” said Danny Aikman, Chief of Police for the Cornwall Police Service. “This funding provides our service the ability to address local priorities, as well as priorities identified by the provincial government.”
Police services will be required to report annually on the outcomes of initiatives, such as an increase in support for front-line officers and/or an increase in community safety and well-being,for both the local and provincial priorities funding streams of the CSP grant program.
The CSP Grants build on the $105.4 million both the provincial and federal governments have invested to date to combat gun and gang violence across the province through the Ontario Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy.