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Winnipeg Police Ramps Up Security Amidst Middle East Crisis

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

Winnipeg, October 12, 2023 - The Winnipeg Police Service (WPS) has intensified its efforts to ensure the safety and security of the local community in light of the escalating conflict in the Middle East. Through regular and open communication with community leaders, the WPS remains vigilant, addressing the growing fear and insecurity spreading across Winnipeg.

With a keen eye on global and local events, the WPS assesses their potential impact on community safety. Collaborating closely with community leaders, the police force stays informed about prevailing issues and concerns. In response to the recent terror attack in Israel, the WPS swiftly sprang into action. Immediate measures were taken to bolster security, with increased patrols deployed around cultural centers, schools, synagogues, mosques, and other places of worship throughout the city. Residents can anticipate a sustained and heightened police presence in these affected communities.

Chief Danny Smyth, speaking on behalf of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police, condemned the attacks in Israel unequivocally, emphasizing, “Nothing can justify the slaughter of innocent people going about their lives. We are disgusted that anyone would celebrate these attacks, or in any way associate these acts as support for the Palestinian people.”

The WPS reaffirms its commitment to maintaining a secure environment for the residents of Winnipeg. Police resources will continue to be strategically deployed at rallies and protests to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators. As the situation unfolds, the WPS remains dedicated to safeguarding the community and fostering a sense of security amidst these challenging times.


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