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What is COMPAC?

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The Community and Police Action Committee (COMPAC) is a city-wide community-police advisory and coordinating body representing a partnership between police and racialized and indigenous communities in Ottawa. Its objective is to nurture and develop th

is community partnership by means of communication, respect, accountability and trust.

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The committee provides the police service and Indigenous and racialized community members an opportunity to interact on a level playing field and define common challenges and solutions. Through community representatives, communities have a voice within the police service. Police also gain insight into challenges and concerns from diverse parts of the community. 

COMPAC meetings are held regularly and are open to anyone.


COMPAC (Community Police Action Committee) Restructuring Process

We are in the process of restructuring COMPAC to better-serve the needs of the many diverse communities in Ottawa. You can read the full report here: (READ REPORT).

Meet our COMPAC Members!   

Interested in Joining COMPAC?

We have identified the following profile for an ideal COMPAC member:

  1. Demonstrated leadership within the community on an on-going basis; demonstrated commitment and reliability through active service to the community;
  2. Availability and commitment to engage in volunteer work, including attending monthly meetings and participating in sub-committee work;
  3. Willingness to engage in a positive dialogue with the Ottawa Police;
  4. Comfortable in a cross-cultural setting and has some understanding of diversity and race relations issues;
  5. Willingness to engage in promoting the interests of the racialized and indigenous communities, as well as the Ottawa Police Service;
  6. Good communication skills;
  7. Initiative and commitment to responsibility;
  8. Adaptability to team work;
  9. Knowledge of English language essential.

If you or someone who know would like to become a member of COMPAC and you would like more information, contact our Diversity and Race Relations Section at (613) 236-1222, ext. 5011.