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Traffic fines to go toward police costs

Ticket fines and court-imposed fines will soon help pay for policing costs in Abbotsford.

A $1.9 million grant from the Strategic Community Investment Fund will provide the city with more essential services. The money is coming from the Traffic Fine Revenue Sharing program, which allows communities to invest in their own priority projects.

It also pays for police enforcement costs and provides funding for local policing services and crime prevention programs.

Collected from ticket fines and court-imposed fines on violation tickets, the grant is distributed based on a municipalities’ contribution to total policing costs.

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