Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Friday, March 27, 2020

Screenshot_20200327-142049_InstagramNews of people reaching out to neighbours and checking in on those most vulnerable has been a wonderful reaffirmation for everyone. And the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) is doing its part to help. Members of our Ottawa Police Hoopstars have pitched in to help Ottawa's Hospitality community deliver much-needed supplies to people across the city in collaboration with #OperationRamzieh and other organizations. On Thursday, Constable Christopher Bisaillon spoke with an elderly...
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Posted On Friday, March 06, 2020

Christie on MC PAST
The Bytown Police was formed in 1855, but it would be 58 years before Flora Campbell became the first woman to take the oath to serve and protect.
Initially, she ran the telephone switchboard. Over her 21-year career, she largely dealt with charged women appearing in court, and if charges were dismissed, she helped them find employment.
When Flora resigned in 1935, she wasn’t replaced because her role was considered to be that of a social worker. However,...

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Posted On Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Tactical team competed in Dubai in FebruaryThe Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Tactical Unit is a group of specially-trained officers who respond to more than 100 high risk incidents each year. This could be anything from a warrant execution to a hostage situation.
To ensure they are fit in every way to deal with situations most of us would run from, tactical officers train every day.
In September, 2019, OPS Tactical Unit Sergeant Rob Wyers was asked to join an International panel of SWAT experts as the Canadian representative...

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Posted On Friday, February 28, 2020

Marine, Dive, Trail TeamThe Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Marine Dive Trail (MDT) Unit got a unique opportunity to do some sub-ice diving in Quebec City earlier this month.
They were one of two police organizations invited to the three-day training session organized by the Experimental Diving Underwater Group.
“We were lucky to get this experience to bring back to our community.” said OPS MDT member, Cst. Shyldon Safruk, who was previously a navy diver.  “They are the best...

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Posted On Friday, February 21, 2020

Gail and RonWe’ve all been there, that feeling that if just one more thing happens, it will be too much to handle.
Ottawa resident Gail L. was still in shock over the recent passing of her husband Ron after 41 years of marriage, so it’s understandable her resilience was already stretched to the limit when she was in a collision on February 5, 2020.
“It was minor,” she said, “but I had forgotten my cell phone at home and couldn’t call for help.  I...

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