Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for 2016-05-09

Subject: Neighbourhood Watch Bulletin for May 9: three items
Date: Mon, 9 May 2016 14:37:25 -0400
From: Dawn Neilly <>

1. PREP test workshop

The Ottawa Police Service will be hosting an 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 Saturday, May 14, 2016 session will be held between 9:00am to 1:00pm 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 click on the link below to register on survey monkey:

Please note you will need to receive a confirmation e-mail prior to attending. 

2. STEP in May

Please click on the The Gatineau Police Service and Ottawa Police Service’s Selective Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) will focus on motorcycle safety and unsafe vehicles and heavy trucks during the month of May.

Motorcycle Safety

Between 2010 and 2014, there were 795 collisions involving motorcycles resulting in 604 injuries and 13 fatalities.

Unsafe vehicles and heavy trucks

Between 2010 and 2014, 689 reportable collisions on Ottawa roadways involved unsafe vehicles  resulting in 225 injuries; 17 serious injuries and 6 fatalities.  Causes of these collisions included defective brakes, steering, tires, lights, engine controls, trailer hitches, suspension, as well as obscured vision.

The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is a leading community partnership between Ottawa Fire Services, Ottawa Paramedic Service, Ottawa Police Service, Ottawa Public Health and the Public Works Department committed to preventing or eliminating road deaths and serious injuries for all people in the City of Ottawa, through culture change, community engagement, and development of a sustainable safe transportation environment.

Also participating in the Safer Roads Ottawa Program are the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), Sureté du Québec, Department of National Defence’s Military Police and Gatineau Police Service to improve road safety for all residents of the national capital region.

Ottawa residents have identified traffic safety as a top priority. The Safer Roads Ottawa Program is committed to using available resources to make Ottawa roads safer for residents.

3. Police Week in Ontario

Since 1970, Police Week in Ontario has been observed in May to coincide with International Peace Officers’ Memorial Day, which is May 15th. The Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services has designated May 15 to 21, 2016 as Police Week in Ontario and this year’s theme is “Discover Policing for Safer Communities”.

Police Week affords us an opportunity to promote the bonds between police officers and personnel and the people they serve. Without public trust, police services cannot serve their communities effectively. For community policing to have a positive impact on our communities, we need individuals, families, businesses, and community groups to work together.

A career in policing affords the women and men who serve as sworn police officers and civilian personnel with many opportunities to make a difference in their communities. That is why the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) places a great deal of importance on attracting highly qualified and motivated people from many different backgrounds as policing professionals.

“Police Week provides an opportunity for the public to discover policing in Ottawa and get a better understanding of the work our sworn and civilian members do to keep Ottawa safe,” said Chief Charles Bordeleau. “I want to thank the organizers for their efforts in pulling together this series of events.”

Everyone is welcome to join our Community Development Section, our Community Police Centre officers and their volunteers at the four fun-filled events held in Ottawa to learn about the role police plays every day, the many facets of law enforcement and community policing, the amazing work of so many of our officers and the rewarding careers that await those who embark on a law enforcement career.

Police Week Events 2016

Monday, May 16, 2016

Ottawa Police Service

474 Elgin Street

11:00am – 1:00pm

“Police Week Launch and community BBQ” with City of Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson, Ottawa Police Services Board Chair Eli El-Chantiry and Ottawa Police Chief Charles Bordeleau. Entertainment will be provided by the OPS Chorus and JUMP! 106.9.


Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Jasmine Park

2040 Jasmine Crescent

4:00pm to 7:00pm

This will be a significant event attracting public from the South, East, and Rural areas of Ottawa. There will be displays from several of ourOPS Units: including the Marine, Dive and Trails Unit; Traffic; Emergency Services Unit; as well as exhibits about our Community Crime Prevention Programs such as Child Print, Home Safety Inspections and Neighbourhood Watch. There will be lots of fun activities for youth, such as a dunk tank, bouncy games, a basketball game, free BBQ and treats for all!Please bring a non perishable food item to support the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard.


Friday, May 20, 2016

Hintonburg Park

101 Duhamel Street

3:00pm to 6:00pm

Discover Policing for Safer Communities at our annual Police Week event and Free BBQ! Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the interactive displays from several of our OPS Units.  Join us for a youth soccer game, face painting, a bike raffle and other fun activities. Bus transportation to the event is available from Laroche Park Field House at 4:00pm & Rochester Heights Community House at 4:45pm.  Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure times. The bus will make a return trip from Hintonburg Park at 6pm.  Food donations are welcome in support of the Parkdale Food Centre.


Saturday, May 21, 2016

Bayshore Park

175 Woodridge Crescent

11:00am to 3:00pm

This event will showcase various sections of our service, including the OPS Marine Dive and Trails Unit, Traffic, Emergency Service Unit and Tactical along with many others community partners.  This is a great opportunity to interact with police and our partners and ask them the questions you always wanted to. Complementary entertainment will include Little Ray’s Reptile. Chief Bordeleau will flip the ceremonial coin for the Police vs Youth Basketball Game.

This location will also feature a Prescription Drug Drop-Off in support of the 2016 campaign of the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP). Those wishing to dispose of outdated, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs are welcome to drop them off at the Prescription Drug Drop-off Kiosk. Drop-offs can be made anonymously by removing or blacking out the labels.


For more information about Police Week in Ontario, visit the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police.

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