Ontario to invest $1.8M in video surveillance systems
September 19, 2022 By SP&T Staff
TORONTO —The Ontario government is investing almost $1.8 million to help 20 police services across the province expand video surveillance systems to assist in the protection of communities from gun and gang violence.
The funding will be delivered through the Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program and will be used to replace outdated equipment, expand or enhance current technology, and install new or additional CCTV surveillance cameras in areas where gun and gang violence and correlated crimes, such as drug and human trafficking, are considered most prevalent.
“Our government is determined to provide police services with the tools and resources they need to keep Ontarians safe,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner in a statement.
“CCTV surveillance systems are an important part of local police work to detect, prevent and deter criminal activity, especially in areas of gun and gang violence and other serious crimes. This funding will help police services strengthen CCTV capacity and improve crime prevention efforts to better protect communities.”
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