Media Relations

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:

  • East Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 3212
  • Central Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 5212
  • West Division Duty Desk at 613-236-1222, ext. 2912

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.

Ottawa Police spokespeople

Constable Martin DompierreCst. Martin Dompierre has been a Police Officer since 1993. He joined the Ottawa Police Service in 2002. During his career, he worked as a Patrol officer, a Traffic Services officer and a Marine, Dive and Trails officer.  He also worked as an investigator in several investigative Units including General Assignments, Computer Forensics and Sexual Assault and Child Abuse. Martin joined the Media Relations Section in January 2020.

 

 

 


 

Constable Mike CudrasovCst. Mike Cudrasov has worked in law enforcement since 2013. He joined the Ottawa Police Service in 2016, serving as a Patrol Officer. He is a Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) for impaired driving and a coach officer to new recruits. Mike has college diplomas in Social Science and Police Foundations, and a Bachelor of Education from McGill University. Mike joined the Media Relations Section in February 2021.