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Posted On Tuesday, February 23, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, February 23, 2021   10:05am
(Ottawa) — At the Ottawa Police Services Board meeting yesterday, the Ottawa Police Service provided an update on the 2020-2022 Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan.
The report and presentation to the Board provided an update on 2020 progress and outlined 2021 priority action items that align with the Board’s strategic direction and the approved 2021 Change Budget. 
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Posted On Friday, February 19, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, February 19, 2021   11:30am
(Ottawa) — Since the introduction of the Neighbourhood Resource Teams (NRTs) in 2019, they have continuously proved to be an asset to not only the neighbourhoods and community in which they police, but also to frontline patrol officers.
This past week, frontline patrol officers in the Vanier area have responded to several break and enters to commercial buildings. Patrol officers collected evidence...

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Posted On Thursday, February 18, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, February 18, 2021   12:30pm  
(Ottawa) — In 2020, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) announced priorities for the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Action Plan and one of these was a commitment to update our Outreach Recruitment processes   to remove barriers and increase applications. 
“The new processes and approach resulted in the quantity (400%), quality and diversity of the applicant pool,”...

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Posted On Thursday, February 18, 2021

Cornelia Gillespie-Joseph, one of the two 2020 recipients of the Thomas G Flanagan S.C scholarshipThomas G. Flanagan, who served with the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) from 1951 to 1993, five of which were as Chief of Police, recognized the need to attract women from racialized or Indigenous communities to choose a career in policing.
His grandson, Avery Flanagan, a Sergeant with OPS, calls his grandfather his hero and he remembers being told, as a teenager, about the changes his grandfather said were needed.
“I’m third generation police officer in my family,”...

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Posted On Wednesday, February 17, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, February 17 th , 2021   3:00pm  
(Ottawa) — Frontline patrol officers responded to a call for service about a sexual assault that occurred in Lowertown on February 15 th . 
At approximately 10:00pm, an unknown man entered a residential unit and sexually assaulted an adult woman with mobility issues. The suspect fled the area. 
The suspect is described as a white man, 50-60 years old, thin build, blond...

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