Continuing our community safety initiative in the downtown core

Windsor Police Service News Update
July 5, 2023

Continuing our community safety initiative in the downtown core

Expect to see an increased police presence downtown over the next two days.

The Windsor Police Service will deploy additional officers in the downcore core on July 5 and 6 as part of our summer-long campaign to promote community safety and reduce crime. 

In the first phase of the initiative, our members converged downtown over a three-day period in early June to speak to business owners and operators​. This time, we will turn our focus on connecting with the area’s homeowners, tenants and building managers with the goal of having fulsome discussions and developing a more strategic approach to address the needs and challenges of our downtown community. 

“A crucial part of policing is nurturing strong relationships with the people we serve,” said Karel Degraaf, Acting Superintendent, Patrol Services. “We want to hear from residents about the issues they’re dealing with and seeing in the community. We will use these discussions to inform policing priorities and work together to reduce and prevent crime.” 

As part of the campaign, the Windsor Police’s City Centre Patrol (CCP) will be bolstered by additional members from our Problem-Oriented Policing (POP) Unit, Community Services, Cadets, and Mobile Crisis Rapid Response Teams (MCRRT).

The initiative will provide important insights that the Windsor Police Service will leverage to drive future decision-making and resource allocation to ensure all residents, business owners, and visitors can enjoy this great area of our city.
For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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