Mayor of St.Catharines calling for 'right kind of resources' from police to tackle downtown crime

walter at police services

The Mayor of St. Catharines is calling for more support and 'the right kind of resources' to tackle troubles in the downtown core.

Mayor Walter Sendzik appeared at the Police Services Board meeting yesterday, thanking the police for stepping up foot patrols in the city, but also asking for more to be done.

In a letter he asks for foot patrols to continue on a permanent basis, and asked the police to consider other resources similar to Niagara Falls' Neighbourhood Outreach program.

The program provides training, knowledge, and community connections to front line officers to connect vulnerable people with appropriate services.

This comes less than a week after six people were injured after a shooting downtown.