Manitoba Attorney General Andrew Swan says city police are getting $356,000 from property seized from criminals.
The cash will be used to buy two cargo vans, surveillance equipment and an automated licence-plate reader.
Swan says the money is part of $1 million in grants from the criminal property forfeiture fund that is to be doled out this summer.
Winnipeg police Chief Devon Clunis (deh-VAHN' KLOO'-nihs) says money is at the heart of organized crime.
He says the fund deprives criminals of cash and instead uses the ill-gotten gains to fight crime.