In recognition of the important role that the Kingston Police Force plays in ensuring the safety of the Queen’s community, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf announced Thursday that the university is renewing its commitment to provide financial support for community policing.
“Queen’s values its relationship with the City of Kingston and all members of the Kingston community. The university is tremendously appreciative of the efforts of the Kingston Police Force to help ensure the safety of the Queen’s community,” Principal Woolf says. “Recognizing that there are times over the course of the year when additional police resources are required, Queen’s is pleased to renew its commitment to contribute $100,000 annually to the City of Kingston."
The university first made a commitment to contribute funds in support of community policing in 2013, after the return of Homecoming, and following extensive consultation with stakeholders, including the Kingston Police Force, the Police Services Board, city representatives, students, Queen’s alumni and community members. This renewal of Queen’s commitment will see those contributions continue for a further three years, beginning this year.
“Queen’s values its relationship with the City of Kingston and all members of the Kingston community. The university is tremendously appreciative of the efforts of the Kingston Police Force to help ensure the safety of the Queen’s community."
– Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf
“I thank Mayor Bryan Paterson, city officials and the Kingston Police Force for all of the support that they provide to Queen’s throughout the year, as well as our students, including the Alma Mater Society, for their efforts in promoting a safe and respectful campus environment,” Principal Woolf says. “I look forward to continuing to build the relationship between Queen’s and Kingston, as the university celebrates its 175th anniversary and beyond.”
Queen’s contribution to the City of Kingston is intended to support community policing, including outreach and engagement work, and to help offset the costs of the additional resources that may be required throughout the year.
“Kingston has a special relationship with Queen’s University, the students, faculty and staff that contribute to our community each and every year,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “We welcome this announcement and thank Principal Woolf for his commitment to continuing our strong municipal-university relationship now and into the future.”