The province is bumping up the amount of funding going towards the Barrie Police Service.
The service will receive over $2.75 million out of the court security and prisoner transportation grant, an increase of nearly $28,000 bucks over last year.
“I am very pleased to see Barrie Police receive this funding increase,” said Doug Downey, MPP for Barrie Springwater-Oro-Medonte. “Public safety is a priority for our government and support programs like this ensure our local police force has the resources they need to continue providing the high level of service we all greatly appreciate.”
“Yesterday’s funding announcement is something that will allow the Barrie Police to continue providing the high level of security that is required at the Ontario Court of Justice located in our community and will also help to offset the costs associated with prisoner transportation,” reads a statement from the Barrie Police Service. “The amount was slightly higher than what was anticipated and will certainly be put to a use that the public will appreciate.”
The Court Security and Prisoner Transportation Grant provides $125 million in funding to support municipalities offset some of the costs associated with courthouse safety and prisoner transportation.