County to use posters to reduce incidents of domestic violence

GUELPH – County council has approved the purchase of 200 posters to help educate residents about domestic vio­lence and how to curb it.

Police Services Board chair­man Lynda White told council that domestic violence is now the number one crime committed in Wellington Coun­ty. The posters will cost $1,000.

Councillor Jean Innes won­dered if other groups can obtain some of the posters for their use.

White said the posters have already been bought by the Police Services Board. Inspector Scott Smith said the posters have already arrived.

While county council usu­ally approves the minutes and recommendations of the board, the board has its own statutory powers and can proceed with­out county council approval on its initiatives.