Kingston Police, Bylaw Enforcement report decrease in charges related to University District activity

The City of Kingston and Kingston Police have reported a decrease in fines and charges following another busy weekend in the University District.

Last week, both organizations shared details on Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) and charges handed out during move-in weekend, which totalled over $40,000. This past weekend, with the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) still in effect, City Enforcement and Kingston Police had an increased presence in the area and issued several fines and charges, with AMPs totalling $7,000. According to a joint release from the City and Kingston Police, no nuisance parties were declared. Both the City and the police credited “focused efforts” with the “noted decrease in charges.”

Bylaw Enforcement reported the following fines and charges:

  • Saturday, Sept. 9:
    • 16 Amplified Sound Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) at $200
    • Eight Failure to Comply with Signs AMPs at $200
  • Sunday, Sept. 10:
    • Nine Amplified Sound AMPs at $200
    • Two Failure to Comply with Signs AMPs at $200

Kingston Police reported the following fines and charges:

  • Liquor Licence Control Act:
    • 202 people fined for having open liquor in public
    • 12 charges laid for a person under 19 consuming alcohol
  • Highway Traffic Act:
    • 3 charges laid

While the UDSI is no longer in effect, Kingston Police and the City remind residents to be mindful of disruptive behaviours and to be respectful of all those who live in the community. More information on the Nuisance Party Bylaw can be found on the City’s website.

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