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Posted On Tuesday, January 21, 2020

NRT officers help stranded motoristWhile not in their job description, Neighbourhood Resource Team (NRT) officers were only too happy to help a stranded motorist one cold evening in December.
The driver recently wrote to Ottawa Police Service to thank the two officers who helped her on December 4 th , when she ran out of gas just metres away from the pumps at a gas station on Carling Avenue.
“Admittedly, I left filling up longer than I should have and then when I got stuck in traffic, it became so...

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Posted On Monday, January 20, 2020

Officers shovel and snow blow driveway for elderly manLast winter, Ottawa Police officers were called when a concerned citizen hadn’t seen an elderly neighbour outside his residence for some time, whose driveway was completely snow-covered for weeks. Officers checked on the man, who was snowed in and living off the supplies he had on hand. The officers shoveled and used a snow blower to clear his driveway and city partners removed the mounds of ice build-up at the end of his driveway.
In light of the heavy snowfall this...

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Posted On Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Cst Montgomery and NeroLet’s give a warm belly rub welcoming our newest canines, Kika and Nero, who joined the OPS in December.
Kika (2 yrs) and Nero (1 yr) come to us from eastern Europe from strong blood lines of dogs bred specifically for the type of work they do.
Don’t feel bad for a working canine; their life is a giant game of hide and seek. In what other career do you get to play all… day… long?!
Cst. Stephane Richard, an experienced canine handler, is paired...

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Posted On Monday, January 06, 2020

Defibrillator used successfullyOn December 5 th , 2019 a 71 year old man was shopping at the Loblaws on McArthur Avenue when an employee saw the man clutch his chest and collapse. CPR was started while other employees called 911 and got the defibrillator. They delivered a shock and continued CPR while awaiting first responders.
Two Ottawa Police officers arrived to the emergency call first. They, along with an off-duty fire fighter who was in the store, took over resuscitation efforts and successfully revived...

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Posted On Tuesday, December 24, 2019

18-169_TCL_009The New Year is a great time for making changes and the Ottawa Police Service would like to remind people to Make the Right Call , especially when using 9-1-1.
Here are examples of some calls our Communications Staff have received, that shouldn’t have come through 9-1-1.
Checking to see if 911 works from the caller’s new cell phone
To get the non-emergency phone number for the police service
Complaining about Amber Alerts
To report a minor...

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