Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Wednesday, April 07, 2021

Sunny the Tabby Cat - photo from owner as provided to Ottawa Citizen A beloved family pet has been returned, thanks to the help of a home security camera and the Ottawa Police Service (OPS).
On February 9, 2021, a family living on a quiet street in the Prince of Wales Drive and Hunt Club Road area, had their Tabby Cat stolen from their front porch.
A man was seen on the home security camera taking the family pet and leaving in a Nissan Versa. The family reached out on many social media platforms in attempts to recover their stolen cat....

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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 Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Cst. Satara Stephens developed discipline to do drill movements in the ArmyI spent ten years in the Army before joining the Ottawa Police in 2019. That’s what helped me develop the discipline you need to do drill movements correctly. At the Ontario Police College (OPC) I was the drill leader for my class’ police training. For 13 weeks, I called out the drill commands and was responsible to the instructors for our dress and deportment. I decided to compete for the position of Sergeant Major, who leads the entire school of officers at our graduation....
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