The Niagara Regional Police Service is committed to ensuring a safe community and the fair treatment of all who live in and visit the Niagara Region.

Since the beginning of 2022, the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) has been working with community partners and the Chief of Police Community Inclusion Council (CoP CIC) on a campaign to address hate related incidents in Niagara.

The NRPS is launching a #StopHateNiagara campaign aimed at removing barriers to reporting hate incidents/crimes, while providing additional information on the difference between hate crimes and hate incidents.

“The Niagara Regional Police Service takes incidents of hate and violence very seriously and will investigate them through our Detective Offices as well as our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Unit,” said said Police Chief Bryan MacCulloch. “We encourage anyone who experiences a hate incident to report to the police so that they can be properly investigated and dealt with. Hate has no home in Niagara.

Hate crime pamphlets with more information can be found at district receptions as well as online at https://www.niagarapolice.ca/en/what-we-do/report-hate.aspx?_mid_= 102839#Hate-Crime- VS-Hate-Incident — what-is-the-difference where they have also been translated into French, Spanish, Mandarin, Arabic, Farsi, Ukrainian, Hindi and Urdu. The flyers will also be distributed to places of worship and community groups in the Niagara region.