The Media Relations Section is open Monday - Friday from 7 AM to 5 PM, and can be contacted at 613-236-1222, ext. 5366.
After hours, members of the media can contact the Ottawa Police Divisional Duty Desks for assistance:
Ottawa Police Media Relations office hours from December 23 to January 2
|December 23, 2016||7 am to 1 pm|
|December 24 & 25||Closed|
|December 26 & 27||Closed for STAT|
|December 28 &29||7 am to 5 pm|
|December 30||7 am to 1 pm|
|December 31 & January 1||Closed|
|January 2, 2017||Closed for STAT|
The Media Relations Section plays a key role within the Police Service by building and maintaining the public's understanding and support of our services. Our goal is to provide timely and accurate information to the public, via the media. This is done by issuing news releases, holding news conferences, responding to media inquiries and arranging interviews with our officers and personnel.
Cst. Marc Soucy has been with the Ottawa Police Service since 1988. During his career, he worked in several sections including Patrol, Sexual Assault/Child Abuse, Community Policing, and as a School Resource Officer. Marc joined the Media Relations Section in March 2011 and he looks forward to new challenges before him.
Cst. Chuck Benoit has been with the Ottawa Police Service since 2001. During his career, he worked as a Patrol officer, a Neighbourhood officer, and a Community Police officer. He started as a Bike Instructor for the Ottawa Police in 2003 and became a Master Bike Instructor in 2011. He was a Liaison for nine years with local youth group home. He is also certified to work with the Marine Unit. Chuck joined the Media Relations Section in June 2013.