Espanola Police Receive Grant

Espanola Police Receives $30,000 Grant

The Espanola municipal police are the recipients of a funding grant in accordance with Ontario Regulation 498/06 of the Civil Remedies Act, 2001. The initial application was made in 2011 and in December 2012 the service was notified that its application had been accepted. The grant funds are provided on a one time basis to purchase specific items not allotted for in the service’s regular annual budget.  These funds have been made possible by a grant from the Attorney General of Ontario from funds forfeited to the Crown under the Civil Remedies Act.  The following is the acknowledgement statement from the Attorney General. 

“The Civil Remedies Grant Program is helping law enforcement agencies across Ontario buy state-of-the-art equipment and establish programs that reduce unlawful activity and support victims of crime. We are proud to support the Espanola Police Service through this program.”  Attorney General John Gerretsen.

Chief Towns states this is welcome news to the local police service as it continues to provide the best service possible while being financially responsible.