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Equity Diversity Inclusion

Kingston Police is committed to developing a more equitable and inclusive service in support of diverse and equity-deserving communities. We work with a host of community partners and have collaborated with Kingston Community Health Centres to host community consultations on equity, diversity, inclusion and Indigenization this passed year. With these recommendations, Kingston Police is seeking to implement change both internally and within our community. Our CORE (Community Oriented Response and Engagement) Unit is committed to aims to:

  • Improve relations between Kingston Police and equity deserving groups (including the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQIA+, Faith-based and other communities);
  • Educate our members to develop greater understanding of our role in a diverse society;
  • Develop effective and appropriate responses to issues arising within equity-deserving communities; and
  • Build better community relationships between the police and equity deserving and ethno-cultural groups through community engagement and ongoing dialogue and consultation
Equity Diversity Inclusion

Hate/bias motivated crimes and incidents impact our community members in a number of negative ways. The residual impact of such crimes and incidents often result in feelings of fear, marginalization and alienation.


In an effort to ensure that the members of our community who are victimized by hate motivated crimes and incidents receive the necessary support and reassurance, and to help mitigate and minimize the above noted concerns, Kingston Police ‘reassurance Protocol/Program” has been formally implemented by the Community Oriented and Engagement Unit:


  • The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion officer or designate will ensure that they follow up with the victim / complainant of all Hate Crime and Hate Incidents.
  • Follow ups with the victims / complainants will be done in a timely manner. Timely follow ups are imperative in these matters where re-assurance and public / personal safety is part of our service delivery. During the follow up process, Victim Services, and any other relevant social support service, will be offered.
  • The Equity, Diversity & Inclusion officer that conducts the follow up will ensure that a supplementary narrative is added to the original occurrence report

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