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Posted On Wednesday, July 08, 2020

On June 30, S/Sgt. Sheehy, Sgt. Lushman and Cst. Paul Baechler showed up in uniform at Thomas’ houseThomas, like everyone, has been coping with the restrictions around Covid19.
“He usually goes to a special-needs day program in Westboro and he’s used to seeing all the people in our neighbourhood,” said his mother Perri, “so it’s been hard that the social interactions that mean so much to him have been taken away.”
On May 16, 2020, Thomas and his father took a walk to the Nepean Sailing Club launch to watch the boats go in and out of...

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Posted On Friday, June 19, 2020

Officers show kindness to a man in needTwo OPS officers helped a man in an unusual way. 
They were patrolling in the west end of the city around 7 am on May 27 when they were dispatched to a business on Strandherd Road. A concerned citizen reported a man wandering aimlessly in the parking lot with no shoes, socks or shirt. 
“He wasn’t happy to see us,” said one of the officers, who joined the OPS two years ago. “He was uncooperative and when we offered to take him to a shelter,...

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Posted On Thursday, June 18, 2020

Seniors’ month is a time to recognize our elders’ contributions and  to make sure they are safeJune is Seniors’ Month in Ontario, a chance to recognize the people who fought for our freedom, raised us and contributed to our community.
This year's theme is S tay safe, stay in touch .  
“Covid19 restrictions have been especially challenging for seniors because they often depend on others for care. They also tend to be a target by would-be scammers,” said Sgt. Linda Leung, head of the OPS Elder Abuse Section.
Abuse can be physical, sexual,...

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Posted On Monday, June 15, 2020

hockey tournament - 1080 The Ottawa Police Service hosted 59 th annual the International Police Hockey tournament on February 27 and 28, with 109 teams are registered in eight divisions.
“The players are all police members and there are some who have played high calibre hockey, which is quite exciting,” said organizer and OPS Constable, Vianney Calixte. “Our divisions include women’s teams, an over-45 division as well as a gentleman’s league, which is for casual players...

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Posted On Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The DNA data bank means we can now search for potential matches from across the country In March, an Ottawa judge ordered a Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sample be taken from a man after he was found guilty of robbery.
Special Constable Kevin Fahey from the Ottawa Police Service Court Security Section took the sample and sent it to the RCMP to run through the National DNA Data Bank for matches to other crimes.
The National DNA Data Bank, created in 1998 under the DNA Identification Act and managed by the RCMP, stores DNA profiles of known offenders convicted...

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