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Burlington Community to Receive $100,000 in Funding From Proceeds of Crime Front-Line Policing Grant

Province Supporting Halton Regional Police Service

Ontario is investing $100,000 to help Halton Regional Police Service work with local partners to build a safer, stronger community in Burlington

Funding from the government’s Proceeds of Crime Front Line Policing Grant (POC-FLP) will help the Halton Regional Police Service implement a Halton Region Community Safety and Well-being Plan. This will be accomplished through the coordination of activities aimed at identifying and addressing the key risks threatening safety and well-being in Halton. 

This is one of 27 community projects funded under the POC-FLP Grant that will help enhance safety and well-being across the province. The POC-FLP Grant will provide more than $2 million this year to help keep communities safe. This year’s grants are based on the theme: “Creating a Safer Ontario through Community Collaboration”, and provides funding to police services for collaborative projects that address local community safety and well-being priorities.

Investing in community safety and well-being is part of the government's economic plan to build Ontario up and deliver on its number-one priority to grow the economy and create jobs. The four-part plan includes helping more people get and create the jobs of the future by expanding access to high-quality college and university education. The plan is making the largest infrastructure investment in hospitals, schools, roads, bridges and transit in Ontario's history and is investing in a low-carbon economy driven by innovative, high-growth, export-oriented businesses. The plan is also helping working Ontarians achieve a more secure retirement.

QUOTES

“The men and women of the Halton Regional Police Service do outstanding work each and every day to keep us safe. Our government understands the importance of their hard work and is committed to providing them with the tools they need to protect our communities and address local issues. This grant builds on this commitment and will help our police officers as they work to make Halton Region an even safer place to live, work and play.”

— Eleanor McMahon, MPP, Burlington

“Our government recognizes that a collaborative approach to community safety and well-being works, and the 52 projects funded support our efforts. By working together, police, service providers and community groups are better able to meet the needs of our communities and ensure that individuals at risk are able to access the services they need. These grants help make that possible and help us to build safer, stronger communities across the province.” 

–      David Orazietti, Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services

“Ensuring that Halton remains the safest regional municipality in the country is no easy or small feat. We are most appreciative of this grant benefitting the implementation of our new Community Safety and Well-being Plan which will enable us to better identify and address risks and policing opportunities in our rapidly-growing Region.”

— Stephen Tanner, Chief, Halton Regional Police Service

QUICK FACTS

  • The POC-FLP Grant is funded by seized assets that have been forfeited to the government as proceeds of crime following criminal prosecutions. 
  • Since 2010, this POC-FLP Grant has provided more than $16 million in funding for 184 community safety projects.

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