Mississauga and Brampton team up with Peel police to respond to large gatherings this long weekend

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Stay close and don’t host, Peel police said while reminding residents to avoid large gatherings this long weekend.

Peel Regional Police and the cities of Mississauga and Brampton are teaming up to respond to complaints for large gatherings on private and public property.

“While case counts start to stabilize in Peel Region, we remind residents to continue to follow all public health measures this May long weekend. To help keep our community safe bylaw officers from both Mississauga and Brampton will team up with Peel Regional Police officers to help remind residents that large gatherings are not permitted under the current Stay-at-Home Order,” police officials said in a media release.

Police also assured residents that “both city bylaw officers and Peel Regional Police officers will NOT be completing random spot checks in parks or playgrounds, on trails or stopping of vehicles”.

“Both city bylaw officers and police officers will respond to complaints that come in through various channels, like 311. The priority for all enforcement officers is always to educate and inform residents before seeking compliance,” the statement read.

Police is encouraging Peel residents “to use virtual options for celebrations with loved ones” while reminding them to treat bylaw officers and police personnel with kindness.

“We also remind residents that bylaw officers and police officers are here to keep our community safe. If you come across them in our community, please keep a safe distance, wear a mask if approaching and offer kindness to them and to all of our essential service workers.” the statement added.

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