Kingston Police

Police presence persisted on St. Paddy’s weekend

On Mar. 17 and 19, thousands flooded the streets of the student district for St. Patrick’s Day gatherings. Kingston Police monitored the crowds despite outcry from Queen’s students. Last semester’s Homecoming celebrations saw multiple alleged incidents of police misconduct.Continue...

City and AMS prepare for St. Patrick’s Day

With St. Patrick’s day coming up, the AMS, City of Kingston, and Bylaw Enforcement are working towards student protection, enforcing COVID-19 guidelines, and preventing negative media attention.Continue...

AKA hosts discussion on policing in Kingston

Seeing rising interest in increased policing in Kingston throughout COVID-19, AKA Autonomous Social Group (AKA) hosted a Zoom event to discuss the impact of policing on racialized students and Kingston residents on Jan. 18.Continue...

Queen’s doctoral students say they were racially targeted

On Jan. 12, Dean of Graduate Studies Fahim Quadir Tweeted that two Queen’s doctoral students were allegedly targeted in a racially motivated attack.Continue...

Kingston Police talk post-Homecoming measures at service board meeting

On Nov. 18, the Kingston Police board held their monthly meeting. Among the topics discussed was police presence over the Homecoming weekends.Continue...

‘This is an opportunity for us to be critical’: Policing beyond homecoming

During the weekends of Oct. 16 and 23, interactions between Queen’s students and the Kingston police were intensely charged.Continue...

AMS survey alleges disproportionate targeting of students of colour by police

In response to Queen’s $350,000 payment to the City of Kingston ahead of Homecoming celebrations in October and the subsequent petition against over-policing propelled by the AMS, the Social Issues Commission (SIC) is asking students to share their experiences with Kingston Police in an anonymous form .

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Students talk police presence over homecoming weekends

On Oct. 16 and 23, thousands flooded the streets of the student district for unsanctioned Homecoming gatherings. Ontario Provincial Police, Greater Toronto Area, and Gananoque Police joined Kingston Police officers in surveilling the crowds.Continue...

‘Greater police enforcement is required’: Mayor discusses use of Queen’s $350,000 payment

On Oct. 16, approximately 8,000 individuals congregated in unsanctioned Homecoming gatherings on Aberdeen Street.Continue...

Kingston Police and City Bylaw enforcement respond to 50 noise complaints

On Sept. 18, the Kingston Police and City of Kingston Bylaw Enforcement published a press release detailing charges laid in the University District. Under the University District Safety Initiative (UDSI), public safety remains priority and all streets are required to be kept clear and open for traffic and emergency responders.Continue...

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