Fourth Week of Project Safe Semester Results in 114 Charges

Posted on Thursday September 27, 2018

Waterloo Region, Ontario - The Waterloo Regional Police Service continues to take part in Project Safe Semester  in the Universities and College areas.

The month-long program, which promotes the safety and well-being of University and College students, includes a Door Knocker event in the neighbourhoods surrounding the Universities. This event is done in collaboration with Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo campus police, Conestoga College, City of Waterloo By-law and the Waterloo Fire Department.

The campaign kicked off on August 26, 2018 and, as of September 22, 2018, a total of 621 charges have been laid. This includes 115 charges laid in the first week, 219 charges in the second week and 173 charges in the third week. During the fourth week of the program, from September 16, 2018 to September 22, 2018, a total of 114 charges were laid.

This represents a 146 per cent increase in charges laid during the same time period in 2017.

“We will continue monitoring the University and College areas as Project Safe Semester wraps up and we head into Homecoming celebrations,” said Bryan Larkin, Chief of Police. “We are looking forward to joining our community partners during the Door Knocker event to help raise awareness on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse. We will be encouraging students to enjoy Homecoming in a safe and respectful manner.”

The Waterloo Regional Police Service is dedicated to ensuring the safety of all its community members. Together, we can help make safety a priority throughout the school year.

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Executive Branch

Waterloo Regional Police Service

519-570-9777 (WRPS) ext. 8773

cherri.greeno@wrps.on.ca

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