Cops and Bloggers

Posted On Friday, September 13, 2019

IMG_0346Tristan Bailey and Lee Payne donned their Ottawa Police Service (OPS) uniforms to start their first week as police officers on Central E Platoon. They are part of the most recent class of 24 recruits hired in April who just completed their 13-week New Recruit training at Ontario Police College.
Inspired by former CFL running back and now OPS Constable Darren Joseph, Tristan decided in his teens to pursue a career in policing. “I played football and I’m friends...

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Posted On Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cst. Genevieve BolducOn September 8, Constables Genevieve Bolduc and Lisa Beaucage were dispatched to assist with a high-needs teenager in the west end. They were both familiar with the family, as they had dealt with outbursts by the 18-year-old before. On this day, he broke two windows in the family van in a parking lot while they were on an outing. Cst. Beaucage helped calm the young man and Constable Bolduc spoke to his mother.
“It was clear she was exhausted and without support to help...

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Posted On Friday, August 16, 2019

Emergency responders tend to man during medical callAugust 16, 2019
Two Ottawa residents are alive because of an east division front line officer, but he claims it’s all in a day, or in his case, night’s work.
On August 4, he was called to the highway 174 overpass near Champlain Street a little after midnight when a sharp-eyed OC Transpo bus driver spotted a distraught woman climb over the guard rail and move towards the live lanes below.
The officer, who has 21 years of military experience and three years...

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Posted On Monday, August 12, 2019

Constable Laura Monette August 2019
By Carol Macpherson
Constable Laura Monette has been an Ottawa Police Service (OPS) officer for less than a year, but she has quickly learned you never know what you will encounter during a shift.
She was on patrol in the Vanier area on July 29 when she was called to an apartment complex for a possible drowning.
“When there’s a 911 call, all emergency services respond and I happened to arrive first,” said Cst. Monette.
A...

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Posted On Thursday, August 08, 2019

OPS Pipe and Drum band founder Cst. David Grant By Carol Macpherson
This year, the Ottawa Police Service (OPS) Pipe and Drum band celebrates 50 years of entertaining, competition and community service.
Founded in 1969 by Constable David Grant who joined the Ottawa Police Service in the 1950’s, David was a long-time lead drummer for the Cameron Highlanders when he saw the connection between police community relations and music. Proud of his Scottish heritage, he sought to form a pipe and drum band that [RG1]...

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