Local OPP receive RIDE funding

PERTH-WELLINGTON – MPP Randy Pettapiece said the provincial government is keeping communities in the riding safe by investing $57,789 across four local police services for their respective RIDE programs.

“This funding will help our local police services conduct regular roadside spot-checks, and educate the public on how to detect impaired drivers,” Pettapiece stated.

Ontario is spending approximately $2.4 million through RIDE grants province-wide to help police services across the province detect impaired drivers.

“Impaired drivers, whether by drugs or alcohol, can be found on the road every single day – not just around the holidays,” said Solicitor General Sylvia Jones.

“I want to thank our local police officers, and all our EMS personnel for the long hours they work over the holidays to keep us safe,” said Pettapiece.

Wellington County OPP will receive a grant of $24,242, with OPP detachments in Perth-Wellington, Stratford, North Perth and West Perth also receiving a share of the $57,789 in local funding.