Community safety is getting a funding boost in North Bay.
Over $1.9 million, over three years, has been announced for four North Bay Police programs.
The Mobile Crisis team and Community Outreach Officer Program each receive $618,000.
Police say two Community Outreach Officers will work with a variety of stakeholders and groups on community safety and well-being issues.
They will also focus on various priority neighbourhoods in North Bay, such as the downtown core.
Over $400,000 is for the North Bay Police Analyst and Researcher Program while the Gateway Hub Officer Project receives $309,000.
“This investment is another way we are helping the North Bay Police address local challenges and improve the well-being of the people they serve,” says Vic Fedeli, MPP for Nipissing. “Whether to combat the opioid crisis, share intelligence, or prevent violent crime, this funding will make a difference in our community.”
Scott Tod, Chief of Police with the North Bay Police Service, is welcoming the funding.
“These four grants from the provincial government amount to a tremendous investment in the North Bay Police Service and will significantly bolster our ability to serve the people of North Bay and keep our community safe,” he says.
The North Bay Police Service is one of 90 police service boards receiving funding through the Community Safety and Policing (CSP) Grant program for 147 public safety initiatives.