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Police patrolling streets as post secondary students celebrate new school year


September 3, 2019
By The Canadian Press

LONDON, Ont. — Police in southwestern Ontario say there will be an increased presence of officers patrolling streets near two post-secondary schools starting Sunday as the force aims to help students celebrate the new school year responsibly.

Police in London, Ont., say there will be extra enforcement for by-laws related to parties, parking, open fires, noise, litter and public urination for the next few weeks.

The police initiative comes as students are moving into residences at Western University and Fanshawe College over the long weekend.

The force says it’s partnering with the two schools to encourage students to be respectful of their community.

Police say last year’s by-law enforcement saw 36 provincial offence notices, 313 warnings and nine charges laid under the Criminal Code.

In 2017, police said 37 people were hospitalized, more than 60 charges were laid and nearly a thousand warnings were issued after a street party that was attended by thousands.

 

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