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walker ospolice 2020 270Four police services in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are receiving a total of $832,500 from the Community Safety and Policing Grant, Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker has announced.

The Ontario government 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,” said Walker.

Police Services in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound are receiving significant funding from this investment including:

·         Grey Highlands Police Services Board - $78,750

·         Hanover Police - $67,500

·         Owen Sound Police - $551,250

·         West Grey Police - $135,000

This support will play a crucial role in strengthening community safety in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound,” said Walker. "Our government is addressing the concerns of our community. 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 front-line 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.

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From left: Owen Sound Mayor Ian Boddy, Police Services Board Chair Garth Pierce, Police Chief Craig Ambrose and MPP Bill Walker.