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ADVISORY: Notice of Police Services Board Meeting on June 23, 2022

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2022 10:39 AM

The media and public are invited to view the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Regional Municipality of Niagara Police Services Board on Thursday, June 23, 2022.  The public portion of the meeting will begin at 9:00 am and can be viewed live on the link Niagara Region Police Services Board - YouTube

The Board will record its meeting and will upload the link to the Board’s website for the public to access following the meeting if they unable to view the live format.

The agenda...

Detectives Investigating Hate Vandalism in St. Catharines

Posted on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 07:58 AM

Officers from the 1 District St. Catharines office of the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) are investigating a series of vandalism incidents which included racist and homophobic words and explicit images.

On June 12, 2022, at approximately 8:00am, 1 District – St. Catharines uniform officers responded to a report of spray paint damage on a home on George Street near Catherine Street in St. Catharines.  Racist and homophobic words had been sprayed on the house siding using blue and orange...

MISSING PERSON – 58-Year-Old Male in Niagara on the Lake - Update 3

Posted on Thursday, June 09, 2022 07:09 AM

The Niagara Regional Police Service continues to search for missing 58-year-old Darren Werner of the Town of Niagara on the Lake.

Darren Werner was reported missing on September 17, 2021 and his current whereabouts remain unknown.

This investigation remains an open missing person investigation with suspicious circumstances. The Niagara Regional Police Homicide Unit has assumed control of the investigation and investigators are appealing to anyone with information regarding Darren Werner’s disappearance...

Niagara Police Board Member Elected to Provincial Association

Posted on Tuesday, June 07, 2022 09:59 AM

On May 27, 2022, Niagara Police Services Board Member Kevin Gibson (Regional Councillor and Mayor of Wainfleet), was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association of Police Services Boards (OAPSB) at its Annual General Meeting held from May 26-27 in Toronto, Ontario.

“This is a great appointment for the Police Services Board, the entire police community and Niagara Region”, says Bill Steele, Chair of the Niagara Police Services Board.  “It also continues the great tradition...

NRPS Launches Point of Sale Scam Intervention Program (POSSIP)

Posted on Friday, June 03, 2022 06:42 AM

Every year scammers target Canadians, many here in Niagara.  The scams often target vulnerable victims.   In 2021, the Canadian Anti-Fraud Centre received 104,295 fraud reports from across Canada with associated losses in excess of $379,000,000.

Scammers often direct victims to retail stores to purchase cryptocurrency or gift cards.  The victims are under the impression that there is an emergency situation (e.g., Grandparent Scam) and they must provide money or payment to the...