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Police lay 200 charges during first half of Project Safe Semester

Most of the charges were related to liquor or driving
File photo. Leah Johansen/KitchenerToday

Waterloo Regional Police are out with numbers from the first half of Project Safe Semester.

During the month-long campaign, police maintain a visible presence near both Waterloo universities and Conestoga College.

Police say in the first two weeks of the campaign they laid 200 charges.

89 of those charges fell under the Highway Traffic Act, while 84 were liquor offences.

Other charges related to trespassing and bylaw.

Police also say the fines issued so far are consistent with numbers from 2018.

"We are committed to ensuring the safety of all students as well as the entire community," Police Chief, Bryan Larkin said in a release.

"The goal of Project Safe Semester is to not only discourage unlawful behaviour, but to encourage safe and respectable behaviour. We want students to have fun, but we want them to have fun in a safe and respectable manner." Larkin added.

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