The murder of our OPP Provincial Constable Greg Pierzchala allegedly by an offender unlawfully at large after being released on bail was top of mind today for OPP Association President John Cerasuolo and VP David Sabatini as they attended the Premier’s press conference in Toronto on measures being taken to ensure charged persons released on bail are in compliance with bail conditions.

The grants will provide the necessary financial resources to support active engagement and monitoring of bail compliance. The ability of police services to utilize those financial resources will be limited by ongoing staffing shortages and competing organizational priorities. The efficacy of this initiative must be tracked with a view to providing long-term stable funding to engage in this important program that will enhance public safety, officer safety and confidence in the criminal justice system. This is a good start.

OPP Association President John Cerasuolo

Click here for the Ontario Government Premier’s Office Press Release.