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Officer presence increased leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend.


Officer presence increased leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

An educational approach will take place in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend. This approach will see Kingston Police and partner agencies, including City of Kingston Bylaw, engage and speak to residents in and around the University District about the importance of safe, responsible, and lawful celebrations. 

As agencies serving the Kingston community, we do not accept that any community gatherings or events should result in serious injuries and/or unlawful activity. 

Police Liaison Team (PLT) officers will proactively engage Kingston community residents in the weeks leading up to St. Patrick’s Day weekend, March 15 - 17, 2024 for the purposes of providing information and addresses concerns related to social gatherings.

The University District Safety Initiative (UDSI) is in effect from Monday, March 11 at 12:00 a.m. to Monday, March 18 at 11:59 p.m.

During the University District Safety Initiative, persons charged with offences against the Liquor Licence Control Act (LLCA) are required to attend a mandatory court appearance and may face increased fines that are above legislative set fines.

Approaching St. Patrick’s Day weekend police presence will increase to ensure safe and law-abiding behaviour focusing on Liquor Licence Control Act and By-Law related offences as well as general conduct issues.

It is important that everyone use prudence in ensuring that they are being safe and respectful neighbours in this beautiful City of Kingston.

Our priority is the safety of our community while maintaining a reasonable and appropriate level of enforcement. 

Contact Us

Kingston Police
705 Division Street
Kingston, Ontario
K7K 4C2

Telephone: 613-549-4660
TTY (hearing impaired): 613-549-8792
Administration Fax: 613-549-3111
Operations Fax: 613-549-7111

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