Cracking Down on Organized Crime in Peterborough-Kawartha

Published on December 18, 2019

MPP Dave Smith and Peterborough Police announce approximately $2 million to combat crime. 


$1,158,750.00 will establish The Special Victims Unit, which will focus on investigating crimes related to human trafficking, child exploitation, elder abuse, domestic violence as well as sexual violence and harassment. Staffed with a dedicated team, the unit’s goal will be to improve case management and ensure a better coordination of support services to victims. The team will also engage in enhanced awareness and prevention strategies with the community

$832,692.00 will assist the Special Victims Unit staff the unit and acquire new data generation technology. Staff will be responsible for providing comprehensive case management and will support victims from the beginning of an investigation through to the end of the trial.

“Violent and organized crime isn’t restricted to the arbitrary boundaries of major urban centres like the GTA. We need to empower local forces and provide them with the resources they require to keep our community safe. I am proud to say that this funding is a major step forward in accomplishing that goal.” MPP Dave Smith said.