MPP Walker announces $832,500 in funding for local police services

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

Four 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 made the announcement Wednesday.

The Owen Sound Police Service will receive just over $550,000, the West Grey Police Service can expect $135,000, the Grey Highlands Police Services Board will be getting just over $78,000, and the Hanover Police Service is in line for just over $67,000.

The Ontario government is providing police services across the province with the resources they need to combat crime and keep communities safe.

The total investment of $195 million through the new Community Safety and Policing Grant is over the next three years.

“Our government is addressing the concerns of our community,” said Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker in a news release. “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.”