CK police donate $45K to help fund victim services

Chief Gary Conn. January 30, 2018. (Photo by Sarah Cowan Blackburn News Chatham-Kent).

The Chatham-Kent Police Service is donating over $40,000 to victim services, which provides support to victims of crime and tragic circumstances.

The announcement was made at the police board meeting Tuesday, where Police Chief Gary Conn was proud to present the $45,000 cheque.

“It is an honour to be able to donate this cheque again this year to assist Chatham-Kent Victim Services in their tireless quest to assist victims of crime and tragic circumstances in our community,” said Conn.

The service provides emotional support, practical assistance, information, and referrals for victims. Conn said the Chatham-Kent Victim Service has grown and evolved since 2001 to meet the needs of anyone affected by crime and tragedy.

“They are dedicated and passionate members, committed to supporting victims in our municipality,” said Conn.

Aside from funding, the Chatham-Kent Police Service provides office space and interview rooms for Victim Services staff to work.

“I cannot emphasize how invaluable the Chatham-Kent Victim Services and their members are to our members in providing that assistance to victims of crime and to our community as a whole,” said Conn.