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Posted On Tuesday, March 30, 2021

I always knew I wanted to be a police officerWhen I was five, I knew I wanted to be a police officer. No one in my family was in policing, but for some reason, that’s what I wanted to do, and it never changed. I got a degree in criminology from the University of Ottawa. The only service I applied to was Ottawa Police so I could be near family. I’ve been here for 24 years. I’ve enjoyed it all, but I loved being a School Resource Officer. You get kids heading in the wrong direction and you have the chance...
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Posted On Monday, March 29, 2021

Anyone can be the victim of fraud, but elderly residents are particularly vulnerableA patrol officer prevented a senior citizen from being de-frauded of all her bank savings after a chance encounter on a downtown street.
Cst. Tyler Hawkins was working on Dalhousie Street at about 11:30 am on March 9, when an elderly woman approached him to ask for directions to the police station.
“I gave her directions but thinking I might be able to save her a trip, I asked her why she needed to go there,” said Cst. Hawkins.   
The 85-year-old...

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Posted On Friday, March 26, 2021

8-March26-Carol-Macpherson-Illustrative-Portrait_sqI joined the Gloucester Police in 1990, with no aspirations of being a police officer. I knew I wasn’t brave enough to do what they do. With a degree in Mass Communications, I wanted to work in media relations. I started as a report taker working shiftwork. Two years later, I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Immediately, my supervisors asked what they could do for me. I explained a regular sleep schedule would help me battle the chronic fatigue that comes with this...
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Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, March 25, 2021       4:24pm   (Ottawa) – Ottawa Police have received multiple inquiries regarding a call for service on Montgomery Street that was received at 5:45 a.m. on March 24th.
The woman who called 911 reported a man in distress who was threatening self-harm.
After speaking with the female caller and then the man in distress, police were given an address on Montgomery and had clear indications...

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Posted On Thursday, March 25, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Thursday, March 25, 2021      1:15pm  (Ottawa) — The Ottawa Police Service and Ottawa Fire Services remain on scene at a Renaud Road address where a cannabis grow operation and clandestine laboratory was discovered earlier this week.
On March 23 rd , Ottawa Police and Ottawa Fire responded to a structure fire in the 5000 block of Renaud Road at 8:55am. Initial assessment of the location indicates that...

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