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Queen’s contributes $100,000 for community safety and policing

Queen’s University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Daniel Woolf has announced that the school has made a contribution of $100,000 to the City of Kingston to support community safety and policing.

“Queen’s values its relationship with the City of Kingston and all residents and is deeply appreciative of the Kingston Police Force’s efforts to keep our campus and community safe,” says Principal Woolf. “In recognition that additional law enforcement is required at various times during the year, we are pleased to continue our annual commitment to support these efforts financially.”

Queen’s made its first contribution to support community policing in 2013, after consultations with the Kingston Police Force, Police Services Board, city representatives, past and present students, and community members. This donation marks the second year of a three-year commitment.

“I am thankful for all of the support Mayor Paterson, city officials, the Kingston Police Force, and our many other community partners provide to Queen’s each year,” says Principal Woolf. “Together with our students, they help us create and maintain a safe and respectful campus environment for all.”

Queen’s yearly contributions to the City of Kingston bolster police outreach, logistics and engagement, and help offset the cost of increased resources that are sometimes required.

“Queen’s University is an important and vibrant part of our community, and we value the contributions made by students, faculty, and staff each year,” says Mayor Bryan Paterson. “On behalf of the City of Kingston, I want to thank Principal Woolf for Queen’s continued support of community policing, and look forward to another safe and enriching school year.”