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Posted Friday, 17 November, 2017

WRPS officer suspended pending SIU investigation
For Immediate Release:  November 17, 2017
Waterloo Region, Ontario –  Waterloo Regional Police have suspended a seventeen-year member of the Service in connection with an investigation into an on-duty matter.
The alleged incident occurred in October, in Kitchener.
The Special Investigations Unit (SIU) has been notified and has invoked their mandate. As required by law, no further information...

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Posted Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

Waterloo Region, Ontario –  The Waterloo Regional Police Service will host a Fraud Awareness event on November 20, 2017 to educate store owners and employees on how to prevent becoming a victim of fraud this holiday season.
In particular, officers with our Fraud branch will outline how employees can spot the difference between a counterfeit bill and a legal bill.
“It is sometimes difficult for cashiers to detect counterfeit notes because, in many cases,...

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Posted Friday, 03 November, 2017

CPTED Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service is pleased to take part in Ontario’s annual Crime Prevention Week, which runs from November 5, 2017 to November 11, 2017.
The week-long promotion of crime prevention is supported by the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police (OACP), the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services, and all police services across Ontario.
This week, Waterloo Regional Police will be working with government,...

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Posted Thursday, 02 November, 2017

Waterloo Region, Ontario – The Waterloo Regional Police Service welcomes the introduction and recent changes to the Police Services Act and thanks the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police for their partnership in advocating for oversight.
The new Safer Ontario Act provides Police Service Boards and Police Chiefs “an opportunity to be more creative, innovative and dynamic with the deployment of resources while ensuring the highest quality and level of police...

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Posted Tuesday, 31 October, 2017

amnesty1 Waterloo Region, Ontario – Waterloo Regional Police will once again hold a Firearms and Prohibited Weapons Amnesty programto promote community safety and awareness.
The program, which runs from November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017, is an opportunity for community members to turn over unwanted or unlicensed firearms and other weapons that are potentially illegal to possess or that pose a safety risk in their homes or community. This program is an opportunity to properly...

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