Rae Announces Local CCTV Funding

Matthew Rae, MPP for Perth-Wellington announced the Government of Ontario is investing $235,000 to help local law enforcement expand their video surveillance systems and allow them to better protect our community against crime. 

Funding is being delivered through the Ontario Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Grant Program and will be used to replace outdated equipment, expand or enhance current technology, and install new or additional CCTV surveillance cameras in areas where gun and gang violence and correlated crimes, such as drug and human trafficking, are most prevalent.  

“I know this funding will help local law enforcement continue to keep our communities safe,” said Rae. “Having the most up-to-date and modern equipment will allow them to better protect and serve our communities.” 

 “Our government is determined to provide police services with the tools and resources they need to keep Ontarians safe,” said Solicitor General Michael Kerzner. “CCTV surveillance systems are an important part of local police work to detect, prevent, and deter criminal activity, especially in areas of gun and gang violence and other serious crimes.” 

Launched in August 2020, the Ontario CCTV Grant program is part of Ontario’s Guns, Gangs and Violence Reduction Strategy and represents a $6 million investment across the province over three fiscal years, from 2020-2021 to 2022-2023. 

Organization CCTV Funding Amount 
OPP North Perth $15,000 
OPP West Perth $20,000 
Stratford Police Service $200,000 
Total $235,000