Message from Ottawa Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau about Paris Events

From: PIA <> Sent: Sat, Nov 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Subject: Message from Ottawa Chief of Police Charles Bordeleau

Community Leaders/Colleagues/Friends;

As the events unfolded yesterday in Paris, it is incumbent upon us as a police service to be aware of how this incident may have an impact on our local communities. We understand that these recent global events may be very challenging for members of our communities and that this incident may exacerbate these challenges and even be an opportunity for hatred to be misdirected. We continue to be in contact with our security partners at RCMP & OPP and information continues to indicate that there are no links domestically to Canada.

The Ottawa Police Service has a long standing collaboration with our various faith and community leaders that have allowed us to build strong and positive relationships. With this in mind, I want to take this opportunity to reiterate my commitment to ensure the safety of all of our communities. We also encourage all members of our communities to work together in continuing to ensure our city and country are safe.

It is with this relationship in mind that we encourage you to share this information as widely as possible with members of your respective communities.

If at any time, you or a member of your community feels that there is a life-threatening emergency or crime in progress, you are strongly encouraged to call 9-1-1. For all other non-emergency crimes, or for general inquiries, you are encouraged to call 613-230-6211. Visit our website at for additional information about the services we offer.

The Ottawa Police Service is committed to professionally serving all residents of the City of Ottawa, and continues our work in partnership with all communities. Thank you for your ongoing commitment to working together.

Should you have any questions regarding this message, I would ask that you contact our Diversity and Race Relations Section at or 613-236-1222 ext. 5011.

Thank you for your continued support.

Chief of Police

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