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Our neighbourhood watch coordinator Sarah has forwarded several items from the Ottawa Police.

  • Leave the Phone Alone traffic safety blitz results in 89 tickets
  • Community consultation session for Ottawa Police Service Business Plan
  • High Satisfaction with Police Services: 2015 Survey
  • Join us for an Ottawa Police Chorus concert on September 26th
  • Pre-registration and Workshop for Women interested in a Police Career
  • More Residential Break and Enters due to unlocked doors
  • Suspect charged following a pharmacy robbery

Leave the Phone Alone traffic safety blitz results in 89 tickets

(Ottawa) – As part of the Leave the Phone Alone distracted driving enforcement campaign, officers from the Ottawa Police Service Traffic Unit conducted a city wide enforcement blitz yesterday morning, targeting drivers using cell phones.

In total, 39 Provincial Offence Notices (PON) were issued for handheld communication device 37 PON for other offences and 33 other warning PON. The fine for handheld communication device is $490 and three demerit points.

“Driving requires your full attention and distracted driving puts yourself and others at risk,”

said Ottawa Police East Division Traffic Sergeant Denis Hull. “The goal of the blitz is to remind drivers that it’s impossible to use your phone and drive safely.”

In the 2015 Public Survey, distracted driving was listed as the number one concern of residents.

Everyone has a role to play in preventing texting or talking while driving.

  • Drivers can simply put the phone away while driving;
  • Passengers can remind drivers to focus on their driving if they reach for the phone;
  • Children can remind parents not to drive distracted;
  • Phone users can first ensure that the person they are calling or texting isn’t driving. If they are, tell them to wait until they can safely talk or text.

You can take the pledge not to text and drive at https://leavethephonealone.ca/pledge.php

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CONTACT:
Media Relations Section
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
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SAVE THE DATE
Thursday November 5th, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Dear Community Partner

Please find attached information about an upcoming interactive community consultation session for Ottawa Police Service Business Plan.

Join us to discuss our business priorities and add your perspective. Please share with your networks

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RÉSERVEZ CETTE DATE
Le jeudi 5 novembre 2015 de 18h à 21h

Cher partenaire communautaire,

Veuillez trouver ci-joint des informations relatives à une consultation publique prochaine quant au Plan Directeur du Service de police d’Ottawa.

Joignez-vous à nous pour discuter de nos priorités en matière du plan et nous faire part de votre opinion.

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Hamid Mousa | A/Community Development Coordinator
Phone: (613) 236-1222, ext. 5028
E-mail: mousah@ottawapolice.ca
Twitter: @hamidmousaOPS
Ottawa Police Service | Community Development Section | Executive Services Directorate
474 Elgin Street | P.O. Box 9634, Stn. T | Ottawa, Ontario K1G 6H5
ottawapolice.ca


High Satisfaction with Police Services: 2015 Survey

(Ottawa) —The results of the 2015 Public Survey show the vast majority of Ottawa residents have a high level of satisfaction with the services provided by the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).

“Our members care about this community and serve our citizens with professionalism and hard work every day,” stated Chief Charles Bordeleau. “This survey shows that Ottawa residents appreciate these efforts.”

Highlights of the Public Survey on Policing Services results include:

  • Residents are nearly unanimous about feeling safe in their home (95%) and neighbourhood (90%) during the day and similar to those observed in 2012. However, feeling safe in other places seems to have decreased over the last three years. The highest drop observed is in downtown Ottawa (a 21 point decrease from 2012).
  • Nearly three in four (73%) consider that the performance of the OPS is good in ensuring the safety and security of Ottawa citizens. This is an improvement since 2012 (67%) – an increase of six points and the highest ever recorded for all four OPS surveys conducted.
  • More than eight respondents out of ten (82%) are saying they are satisfied with the OPS. The level of dissatisfaction is extremely low (3%). An analysis of the historical trend shows that little has changed in this respect over the past decade.
  • Across Ottawa, in descending order, the top five concerns in 2015 are:
    1. Distracted driving (86%)
    2. Speeding cars / Aggressive driving (80%)
    3. Street Gangs (79%)
    4. Presence of Drugs/Dealers (76%)
    5. Youth Crime (74%)
  • The top five neighbourhood concerns in 2015 are:
    1. Distracted driving (69%)
    2. Speeding cars / Aggressive driving (65%)
    3. Breaking and Entering (56%)
    4. Theft from Vehicles (55%)
    5. Vandalism (49%)

The Survey was conducted during March and May 2015 with a random sampling of 16,000 Ottawa residents who were invited to complete the survey online—with 4,328 completing the survey.

The information collected in this important survey will help identify public concerns and guide decision-making and priorities for the upcoming 2016-2018 Business Plan.

The results of the survey can be found on http://www.ottawapolice.ca.

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CONTACT:
Media Relations Section
Tel. 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
Click here to view this article on our website.


Join us for an Ottawa Police Chorus concert on September 26th

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Chorus presents a concert with guests York Regional Police Male Chorus, Waterloo Regional Male Police Chorus & Baobab Tree Drum Dance Community.

DATE: Saturday, September 26, 2015
TIME: 7:00 pm
WHERE: Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue, Ottawa

Concert tickets are $10.00 at the door. Net proceeds to go to the Canadian Police & Peace Officers’ Memorial Fund.

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CONTACT:
Ottawa Police Chorus
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 6187
Email: Chorus@ottawapolice.ca
Facebook: ottawapolicechorus
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Pre-Registration opened for Women only information and PREP test workshop on October 4th

(Ottawa)—The Ottawa Police Service will be hosting a Women-Only Information Session and PREP Test workshop on the OACP Constable Selection Process for women interested in a policing career.

The session is designed to educate potential candidates about the Constable Selection Process. The practice sessions will also give the participants an opportunity to see if they can meet the physical requirements of the job.

The Sunday, October 4, 2015 session will be held between 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Algonquin College Woodroffe Campus P building, 1385 Woodroffe Avenue, in Ottawa.

Gym attire is required. If you are 40 years of age or older, a PARMED X will be required by your doctor.

In order to attend the session, you must pre-register online as space is limited. Registration for this workshop has now commenced. Please note you will need to receive a confirmation e-mail prior to attending.

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CONTACT:
Const. Jennifer Froh
Outreach Recruitment and Resourcing
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5070
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Updated: More Residential Break and Enters due to unlocked doors

(Ottawa)— The Ottawa Police Service Break and Enter Unit has noticed a recent increase in reports of residential break and enters in the Rockliffe Park/Lindenlea/New Edinburgh area in which the suspect(s) enter by an unlocked front or rear door, including patio doors.

Residents are reminded to keep their doors locked, even when at home, and to ensure any access point from the garage into the main area of the home is also locked.

Please follow links for more tips in preventing Breaking and Entering, or to arrange for a free home security inspection, and Neighbourhood Safety.

Anyone with information regarding Break and Enter investigations is asked to call Ottawa Police’s Break and Enter Section at613-236-1222, ext. 4533. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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CONTACT:
Media Relations Section
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5366
Click here to view this article on our website.


Suspect charged following a pharmacy robbery

(Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service Robbery Unit has charged a lone male following a pharmacy robbery.

On September 22, 2015, at approximately 5:55 am, a lone male entered a pharmacy situated along the 1900 block of Portobello Boulevard in Orleans. The suspect, masked, proceeded to the pharmacy and made a demand for prescription drugs. The suspect was provided a quantity of drugs and fled on foot. The suspect was arrested a short time and distance away by responding patrol officers without incident. There were no injuries.

Duncan McCallum, age 30, of Ottawa, has been charged with the following offences:

* 1 count of Robbery
* 1 count of Wearing a disguise
* 3 counts of Breach of recognizance
* 4 counts of Breach of probation

Mr. McCallum appeared in court on September 22, 2015, and will appear next on September 24, 2015.

Anyone with information with respect to this robbery, or any other robbery, is asked to contact the Ottawa Police Robbery Unit at 613-236-1222, ext. 5116. Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers toll-free at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS) or by downloading the Ottawa Police iOS app.

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CONTACT:
S/Sgt. Michael Haarbosch
Robbery Unit
Tel: 613-236-1222, ext. 5445
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