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Regional Councillor Brampton Wards 1 & 5

Community Safety Update: February 2024

Peel Police Community Intervention and Response Team (CIRT)

Thank you to the many residents and businesses in downtown Brampton and across Wards 1 & 5, for providing feedback regarding community safety issues. In the fall of 2023, we hosted a Community Safety Townhall meeting with residents, in collaboration with the Region of Peel and Peel Police. Several items have been actioned including recent announcements and advocacy related to auto-theft, increased support for Place-based Peel OutreachNeighbourhood Associations , Peel Police CIRT and more. The work to tackle mental health and addictions, homelessness, and crime, particularly in the downtown core is ongoing.

Below is the latest update from Peel Police and the CIRT program:
Collaborative Project Reduces Illegal Activities in Downtown Brampton

Region of Peel – In the summer of 2023, members of the 22 Division Community Intervention and Response Team (CIRT) commenced “Project Order,” a long-term enforcement project aimed at curbing illegal street-level activities in downtown Brampton.


Officers from our newly formed CIRT unit increased their presence in the downtown Brampton area to deter and decrease illegal street-level activities and built relationships with business owners and community members in the area to proactively address their needs and concerns.

CIRT officers also utilized assistance from the Divisional Mobilization Unit (DMU) to provide resources and access services for repeat offenders and those in need who frequent the area. Additionally, our Crime Prevention Unit worked directly with local businesses to educate and provide recommendations for businesses to further protect their property.

Project Order resulted in the following:

  • 50 Arrest Warrants
  • 20 Controlled Drug and Substance Act (CDSA) Arrests
  • 40 Liquor License Act/Trespass to Property Provincial Offence Notices (PON) issued.
  • 2 Criminal Code Search Warrants executed.
  • $30,000 of drugs seized.

We heard from business owners and residents in downtown Brampton and moved to address their concerns about repeated illegal activity in the area. It was quickly determined that underlying societal issues required much more than enforcement alone. The collaboration of community services and referrals for at-risk community members has ultimately led to successful non-enforcement strategies. As a result, this has reduced the amount of illegal behaviour in this community and addresses the needs of area residents and business owners. – Peel Regional Police Chief, Nishan Duraiappah

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the 22 Division Community Intervention and Response Team at 905-453-2121, extension 2200. Information may also be left anonymously by calling Peel Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by visiting