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Ontario spending $6 million to fight crime in priority areas

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 @ 12:07 PM | By Peter Carter

The Ontario government is investing $6 million over three years to help police fight crime in priority areas.

According to a press release from the government of Ontario, police services across the province, including municipal, provincial and First Nations, are eligible to apply for funding under the Proceeds of Crime — Front-Line Policing (POC-FLP) Grant. The POC-FLP Grant uses assets forfeited by the provincial and federal governments during criminal prosecutions to help the police carry out targeted crime prevention projects in the community.

The POC-FLP Grant gives police services and their community partners the resources to focus on one or more of the following three key priorities:

  • Gun and gang violence
  • Sexual violence and harassment
  • Human trafficking

“Public safety is a top priority for this government. We remain committed to providing frontline police and our justice sector partners with the tools they need to do their jobs,” said Ontario solicitor general Sylvia Jones.