Kingston Police implement University District Safety Initiative to crack down on nuisance parties


In the city of Kingston, police have implemented the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) to discourage large, unsanctioned gatherings. The initiative will remain in effect until September 10th with the purpose of educating community members, reducing the strain on emergency services, and decreasing dangerous behaviours and disruptions to traffic. Under UDSI, officers can give fines of up to $2K for nuisance parties or mandatory court dates. “It’s an exciting time of year in Kingston as post-secondary students return to the community,” said Acting Chief of Kingston Police Scott Fraser. “We’d like to encourage everyone to act responsibly when participating in back-to-school events, and to be aware of the risks associated with large unsanctioned gatherings.”

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