Windsor and LaSalle Police Services receive grant to create bail compliance program

Windsor Police Service News Update
January 11, 2024

Windsor and LaSalle Police Services receive grant to create bail compliance program

The Windsor and LaSalle Police Services are proud to announce $2,276,437 in new funding from the Ontario Government to create a dedicated bail compliance program. 

The grant funding will be used to establish a joint bail compliance team comprised of officers from both the Windsor Police Service and the LaSalle Police Service as well as a civilian crime analyst. This new team will work to monitor and apprehend high-risk, repeat offenders who violate bail or community supervision conditions or have outstanding arrest warrants. The support will also enable each Service to purchase technology to improve tracking and monitoring of high-risk individuals out on bail and share offender information with police services across the province. 

The Windsor and LaSalle Police Services will receive $769,460 this year, $752,160 in 2025, and $754,817 in 2026. 

“We would like to thank the Ontario Government for their meaningful investment in public safety. This support and focus on collaboration will enhance community safety by ensuring we have the necessary resources and tools to apprehend repeat offenders,” said Jason Bellaire, Chief of Windsor Police.

"We are grateful to our provincial partners for coming through on funding this very important initiative that will enhance our capacity to track down wanted persons and enforce conditions of judicial release including bail,” said Duncan Davies, Chief of LaSalle Police. “We are pleased to partner with the Windsor Police Service and local Crown Attorney's office by committing the necessary resources to this joint venture with the ultimate goal of making our respective communities more safe and secure." 

Today’s announcement is part of the Ontario Government’s $112 million investment to strengthen the province’s bail system and ensure high-risk and repeat violent offenders comply with their bail conditions. 

“We’ve seen too many instances of our families being shattered because of an act of violent crime committed by a repeat offender. These new tools will assist the Windsor Police Service and the OPP keep a closer eye on these offenders and keep families in Windsor—Tecumseh and across Ontario much safer,” said Andrew Dowie, MPP for Windsor-Tecumseh.

“Repeat, violent offenders belong in jail – full stop,” said Anthony Leardi, MPP for the riding of Essex. “I am very pleased that our government is making investments to keep our community safe from violence.”

“It is unacceptable that repeat and violent offenders are committing serious crimes while out on bail,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner. “By giving police the tools they need to track and arrest offenders who violate their bail conditions, our government is helping to ensure Ontario is one of the safest jurisdictions in Canada.” 


  • In November 2023, the Ontario government introduced the Enhancing Access to Justice Act, 2023 that will, if passed, make it easier for more victims of crime to sue an offender for emotional distress. 


For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4441.

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