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Kingston Speaks Inclusion: Initiative connects KCHC, Police, community for dialogue about racism, diversity, inclusion

Kingston Community Health Centres (KCHC) and Kingston Police (KP) announced that they would be partnering in a new initiative, ‘Kingston Speaks Inclusion: Community Consultations Hosted by Kingston Police & Kingston Community Health Centres,’ in a press conference on Monday, Jul. 12, 2021. According to their press release, “The goal of

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Community mourns loss of long-serving Kingston Police officer Bill Hackett

The following is a message from Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely on the recent passing of Bill Hackett, who served the community as a police officer for 44 years. He was 90 years old. Born in 1930, William (Bill) Hackett had a long and unsurpassed history of service to the

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Kingston police chief responds to calls to ‘defund’ at City Council Meeting

Kingston Police Chief Antje McNeely spoke to City Council on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, invited, she said, to explain how the force uses their capital and operating budget. Specifically, McNeely said she was asked to talk about “how the police budget has been constructed to deal with the concerns raised

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Ceremony honours local police officer, Hero of the Year Award recipient

A crowd gathered Monday afternoon at the outdoor ampitheatre behind City Hall to celebrate the bravery of Kingston Police Constable Fil Wisniak. Const. Wisniak received a Police Association Of Ontario’s (PAO) 2020 Police Services Hero of the Year Award for his life-saving actions during a fatal stabbing incident in Kingston

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Organizers, Kingston Police address concerns about upcoming protest

Concerns have been mounting over the ‘Justice for George Floyd & All Police Racism Victims protest set to occur on Saturday, Jun. 6, 2020 in solidarity with Black Lives Matter. The primary concern many have voiced about the event is that the organizers invited Kingston Police to formally attend, and

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Council passes bylaw to allow enforcement of emergency orders

On Tuesday, Apr. 7, 2020, Kingston City Council voted 11-2 to pass a bylaw allowing enforcement of any emergency orders passed by the City under the Emergency Management and Civil Protections Act. Although no local orders have been issued at this time, the bylaw will allow for Municipal Enforcement Officers

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