Town of Perth applying for community policing grants

Ed McPherson
Perth Deputy Mayor Ed McPherson is also chair of the town’s Police Services Board, which is applying for major provincial grants to fund community safety and policing initiatives. Photo credit: Chris Must.
Posted on: May 30, 2019

Perth town council has approved plans for the town’s police services board to apply for two provincial grants aimed at giving a major boost to local community safety and policing initiatives.

In a report prepared by Chief Administrative Officer Ronald Ladd for their monthly meeting held Tuesday, May 28, councillors were informed that the Ministry of the Solicitor General is accepting applications for Community Safety and Policing grants. Perth is eligible to receive $45,000 a year for the next three years to help fight crime. Applications are due by June 6.

Perth town council has approved plans for the town’s police services board to apply for two provincial grants aimed at giving a major boost to local community safety and policing initiatives.

In a report prepared by Chief Administrative Officer Ronald Ladd for their monthly meeting held Tuesday, May 28, councillors were informed that the Ministry of the Solicitor General is accepting applications for Community Safety and Policing grants. Perth is eligible to receive $45,000 a year for the next three years to help fight crime. Applications are due by June 6.

Perth had been receiving $60,000 per year under a previous program. The new program cuts that funding to $45,000 annually.

Stephanie Gray, who is assisting the town with the grant application process, attended the May 28 meeting and informed council that the town is also eligible to apply for a “provincial Priorities Funding Stream,” to combat sexual assault, harassment and human trafficking. Out of a total of $3.9 available to Ontario municipalities, the Perth Police Services Board will apply for $60,000 per year for the next three years under this program.

Ronald Ladd for their monthly meeting held Tuesday, May 28, councillors were informed that the Ministry of the Solicitor General is accepting applications for Community Safety and Policing grants. Perth is eligible to receive $45,000 a year for the next three years to help fight crime. Applications are due by June 6.

Perth had been receiving $60,000 per year under a previous program. The new program cuts that funding to $45,000 annually.

Stephanie Gray, who is assisting the town with the grant application process, attended the May 28 meeting and informed council that the town is also eligible to apply for a “provincial Priorities Funding Stream,” to combat sexual assault, harassment and human trafficking. Out of a total of $3.9 available to Ontario municipalities, the Perth Police Services Board will apply for $60,000 per year for the next three years under this program.

Article by Chris Must