Ontario’s Government Announces Funding for Durham Regional Police Services

Published on December 12, 2018

Grant Will Help Combat Human Trafficking and Keep Communities Safe

WHITBY, ON. Today, Lindsey Park joined Lorne Coe, Rod Phillips and Deputy Police Chief Dean Bertrim to announce that the Durham Regional Police Service will receive a Civil Remedies grant of $99,261 to help police combat issues of crime in Durham Region.

"I am so pleased our Durham Regional Police are getting these funds," said Lindsey Park, Member of Provincial Parliament for Durham and Parliamentary Assistant to the Attorney General. "In a world in which criminal activity is increasingly complex to deal with, we need to be doing what we can as a Provincial Government to ensure our hard-working police officers have everything they need to keep our neighbourhoods safe across Durham Region."

Ontario’s Government for the People is providing a total of $1.5 million across the province to help police fight human trafficking, outlaw motorcycle gang activity, support victims of crime and address mental health issues in their communities.

”The reality is that human trafficking is happening in Durham Region, involving young girls, from our own high schools, and I am pleased that, with this grant, our Government for the people strongly supports the efforts of Durham Region Police Service to combat it,” said Lorne Coe, Member of Provincial Parliament for Whitby.

The funding is administered through the Civil Remedies Grant Program, which receives funding from the forfeiture of proceeds and instruments of unlawful activity. The grant program supports initiatives that help victims and keep communities safe.

“We have a responsibility to support those who support us,” concluded Rod Phillips, Member of Provincial Parliament for Ajax. “This significant investment of just under $100,000 that will help provide the tools that Durham Region’s finest need to continue to protect our communities and keep families in Ajax safe.”