MANITOBA – The money seized from criminals is helping fund programs and new resources for police agencies across the province.
Around $1.85 million has been given to Winnipeg Police, RCMP and other agencies through provinces Criminal Property Forfeiture Program.
“The grant provides stronger supports for victims of crime, while also investing in new investigative tools, community safety initiatives and improved officer safety throughout Manitoba,” said Justice Minister Heather Stefanson.
Sergeant Kent MacInnis with the RCMP K9 Unit says with the grant money they bought 6 ballistic vests for the dogs. “Partnered with a camera system and calm system for me to speak to him and give him commands all while he’s away from the public and police. This will ensure the area is safe for us to go into, ensuring the safety for all Manitobans.”
Winnipeg Police are buying an x-ray and ion scanner along with 10 new bikes and equipment.
Meanwhile, another 450-thousand dollars will be dedicated to victim services programs throughout Manitoba.