Over the Labour Day long weekend, many post-secondary students returned to their school-year residences here in Kingston. As has been the case over the past several years, the City of Kingston Bylaw enforcement and Kingston Police were kept busy during the move-in weekend.
In a media release, Kingston Police, along with the City of Kingston, provided the following information on the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI).
Bylaw Enforcement reported the following fines and charges:
From Aug. 30 to Sept. 4, Kingston Bylaw Enforcement issued a total of 30 Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs). The breakdown is as follows:
- Amplified Noise – 18
- Yelling, Shouting, Hooting – 8
- Nuisance Party – 4
Kingston Police reported the following fines and charges:
- 44 charges for open liquor under the Liquor License and Control Act
- Two public intoxication charges
According to the release, the UDSI supports community safety and mitigates risk associated with large gatherings. The City can also issue Administrative Monetary Penalties (AMPs) for Nuisance Party and Noise Bylaws infractions.
Kingston Police encourage community members to learn more about the municipal measures in place to discourage unsanctioned large gatherings and high-risk or disruptive behaviours by reading the Good Neighbour Guide: a Guide to the City of Kingston Bylaws. Staff from both Bylaw Enforcement and Kingston Police will be in the community in the coming days sharing information about UDSI and answering resident questions, according to Kingston Police.